Solomon David Sassoon
Solomon David Sassoon was born in August 1915 in London. He is a member of the wealthy Sassoon family. His father was David Solomon Sassoon (1880–1942). His paternal grandmother was Flora Sassoon. As a result, his paternal great-grandfather was Albert Abdullah David Sassoon (1818–1896), and his paternal great-great-grandfather was David Sassoon (1792–1864), a leading trader of cotton and opium who served as the treasurer of Baghdad between 1817 and 1829.
He made original contributions to linguistic analysis, philosophy, physiology and Biblical criticism. In 1953 and again in 1964, he declined invitations to become Chief Rabbi of Israel. His varied interests and literary output were maintained until his death.
Death and legacy
He died in May 1985. His son, Isaac S.D. Sassoon, is also a rabbi.
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