Rabbi Dovid HaNagid

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Rebbe Dovid HaNagid
Rabbi Dovid HaNagid
רבי דוד הנגיד בר' אברהם הנגיד
Other Names:
Rabbi David HaGaon ben Avraham HaNagid Maimon
1212 - 1300
1st of Elul
Leader of Jewish community in Egypt during 13th century, grandson of Rambam.

Rabbi Dovid HaNagid was the son of Rabbi Avraham son of the Rambam. After his fathers passing in 1237, he replaced him as leader of Egyptian Jewry until his death with the exception of 5 years during which he was expelled from his position. There are three books whose authorship is attributed to Rabbi Dovid HaNagid; 'Drashos Rebbe Dovid', a commentary on 'Perkay Avos' and a commentary on the prophetic book of the child Nachman of Bram. Rabbi Dovid HaNagid passed away in Egypt in 1300 and was brought to burial in Tiberias in the vicinity of his grandfather the Rambam and his great grandfather Rabbi Maimon.

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