Sources of information
- Most of the information in these pages comes from the three BERDUGO
family trees: aleph,
prepared by Rabbi Raphael BERDUGO [Photo]
Raphael BERDUGO obtained some of his documentation from
American Jewish veterans who had purchased them during WW2 and
in consultation with rabbis from Yehouda BERDUGOs family (Tiberius).
- In his book Le tresor des lettres, Rabbi Yossef MESSAS distinguishes
five branches of the BERDUGO family in Meknes, Morocco.
- Other information from the book Le Temps du Mellah by Joseph TOLEDANO (1982, Editions Ramtol).
See also La Saga des familles by same author.
- Thanks to Arthur SUGERMAN for pointing out Genealogia Hebraica, Portugal e Gibraltar
by Jose Maria Abecassis with information on 187 families, many from Morocco.
Rabbinical Literature by the BERDUGO family
To be classified
- Yosef BERDUGO, Divrei Yossef, 369 pages, published 1968 Casablanca.
- Yosef BERDUGO, Shofriah DiYosef BERDUGO,
519 pages, published 1973 Jerusalem
- Mordechai BERDUGO, Divrei Mordeichai, 151 pages,
published 1947 Meknes.
- Raphael BERDUGO, Zivchei Truah, 337 pages,
published 1872 ליוורנו
- Yehudah BERDUGO, Mikveh Hamayim, 125 pages, published 1937 Jerusalem
- Yehuouda BERDUGO
- Rabbi Yehuda mim 'mokim ben Yossef BERDUGO
- Mayim Amukkim (58 pages, published 1948 Jerusalem)
Mayim Amukkim (88 pages, published 1911 Jerusalem)
- responsa have been published in the responsa of Jacob ibn Zur.
- Mahane Yeouda (unpublished)
- Rabbi Shlomo ben Yehuda BERDUGO
- commentary on Rachi's commentary on the Torah
- Ain Ya'akov (unpublished).
The Angel Rabbi Raphael ben Mordecai BERDUGO
- See Encyclopedia Judaica,
vol. 4, p. 592 for his extensive list of publications some unpublished.
- His manuscripts were safeguarded by his family, allowing the publication in Jerusalem of Sharbit Hazahav:
Volume 1, Volume 2 (published Jerusalem 1975).
- His best known work was a responsa on judicial matters Mishpatim Yesharim
(volume 1 published in Cracow, Poland 1891, 247 pages, volume 2 unpublished).
- Mne menohot (tranquil waters) commentary on the torah
Volume 1 (250 pages, published Jerusalem 1905),
Volume 2 (329 pages, published Jerusalem 1905).
- Takanot (rules) of the rabbis of Castille with commentaries.
- Torot Emet commentary on the Shulchan Aruch
(307 pages, published 1939 Meknes)
- A very original translation in judeo-arab of the Torah and Haftorahs. [image]
- Maane Lashon on the language of Rachi (unpublished).
- Messameyah Lev (Rejoycing of the heart), commentaries on the torah (unpublished).
- Leshon Limudim, commentaries on the Torah,
published by Sepharic Religious Library with
annotations by Moshe Bar Asher.
- Rav Paninim: Aleph, 447 pages, published 1970 Casablanca.
- Rabbi Maimon ben Raphael BERDUGO
- Lev Mevin (published 1941 Meknes, 276 pages)
- Penei Mevin (1951).
- novellae to the Talmud in manuscript.
- Sheelot u Teshubot responsa concerning the
- Commentario sobre o livro de Terefot
- Sepher peneh mebin commentary on Hoshen Mishpat
- Rabbi Yaacov ben Abraham BERDUGO
- Shofria di Yaacov, reponsa: Volumes 1-2, 242 pages, published Jerusalem 1910.
- Gale Amikta, commentary on book by Rabbi Youda Mayim Amoukim (1911)
- Kol Yaacov, collection of liturgical poems (1844)
- other unpublished manuscripts
- Chief Rabbi Moses ben Abraham BERDUGO,
- Roch Mashbir, a collection of commentaries on the Torah and the Talmud:
Volume 1 (223 pages, printed 1840, Livourne),
Volume 2 printed 1975, Jerusalem).
- Divre Moche book of responsa was copied by hand for generations of rabbis and was published by the
Fondation de Diffusion des Anciens Manuscrits founded in Meknes
by Rabbi Shalom MESSAS.
- Kanaf Renanim is commentary on Genesis and
Rachi's commentaries thereof,
Part A (60 pages, published Jerusalem 1931),
Part B (94 pages, published Jerusalem 1932).
- Chief Rabbi Mordecai ben Yossef BERDUGO known as Rav Hamarbitz
- unpublished responsa
- a commentry on the proverbs Mishne la melech unpublished
- Perashat Mordekhai,
a commentary on the bible, (1948)
- Rabbi Joseph ben Mordecai BERDUGO
- lexicon of Hebrew grammatical roots and their derivatives Ketonet Yosef:
Volume 1 (published 1922 Sefat, 98 pages),
Volume 2 (published 1935 Casablanca, 171 pages),
Volume 3 (published 1943 Meknes, 202 pages)
- Pethahiah Mordecai ben Jekuthiel BERDUGO
- Nofet Zufim responsa:
Volume 1, (167 pages, published 1938 Casablanca)
Volume 2, (274 pages, published 1938 Casablanca)
- Pittuhei Hotam, a commentary on the Talmud (unpublished)
- Rabbi Jacob BERDUGO ben Jekuthiel BERDUGO
- For complete list, see
vol. 4, p. 592.
- Grand Rabbi Salomon ben Daniel BERDUGO
- Die Hashev
- Em le-Mesorot, responsa, a collection of laws and Torah novellae; appended are Musar Kaskel and Shirei Shelomo (1950)
- many books of Jewish poetry and zmirot
Note that many BERDUGO's are list among the
Moroccan Rabbis on the Sephardic Studies website.
Daniel E. LOEB,