Jacob Hagiz

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Jacob Hagiz (1620–1674) (Hebrew: יעקב חגיז) was a Jewish Talmudist born of a Sephardi Jewish family at Fes, Morocco. Ḥagiz's teacher was David Karigal[1] who afterward became his father-in-law. In about 1646, Ḥagiz went to Italy for the purpose of publishing his books, and remained there until after 1656, supporting himself by teaching. Samuel di Pam, rabbi at Livorno, calls himself a pupil of Ḥagiz. About 1657, Ḥagiz left Livorno for Jerusalem, where the Vega brothers of Livorno had founded a beit midrash for him,[2] and where he became a member of the rabbinical college.[3] There a large number of eager young students gathered about him, among whom were Moses ibn Ḥabib, who became his son-in-law, and Joseph Almosnino, later rabbi of Belgrade.[4] Another son-in-law of his was Moses Ḥayyun,[5] father of Nehemiah Hayyun.

Jacob Ḥagiz was active in the opposition to Sabbatai Zevi and put him under the ban.[6]

About 1673, Ḥagiz went to Constantinople to publish his Leḥem ha-Panim, but he died there before this was accomplished. This book, as well as many others of his, was lost.[7] He also wrote:


  1. ^ Ḳorban Minḥah, No. 105
  2. ^ Grätz, Gesch. x. 212
  3. ^ Moses ibn Habib, Geṭ Pashuṭ, p. 129
  4. ^ Moses Hagiz, Mishnat Ḥakhamim, No. 624
  5. ^ Chaim Joseph David Azulai, Shem ha-Gedolim
  6. ^ Heinrich Graetz, l.c. x. 475, note 3
  7. ^ Moses Ḥagiz, in the introduction to Halakot Ḳeṭannot

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSinger, Isidore; et al., eds. (1901–1906). "Hagiz, Jacob". The Jewish Encyclopedia. New York: Funk & Wagnalls. Its bibliography:

  • Grätz, Gesch. x.212 et seq., and note 3