Azugh, Barukh Kohen (Barukh al-Kabīr)
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Little is known about the life of Barukh Kohen Azugh, an eighteenth-century figure whose importance in Moroccan Jewish hagiography derives primarily from his status as the father of David Ben Barukh ha-Kohen Azugh and progenitor of a  line of Jewish saints. In this capacity, Barukh Kohen was the central person in a lineage that purportedly extended back in a direct line, through the First Temple era, to Phinehas, the grandson of Aaron, the first high priest, and forward to the present through several generations of revered Moroccan Jewish saints.

By some accounts, Barukh Kohen was b…

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Oren Kosansky, “Azugh, Barukh Kohen (Barukh al-Kabīr)”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 24 September 2017
First published online: 2010



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