Illuminated Mem Bookmark by Jean-Jacques LEVI Rabbi Mimoun BERDUGO and Perla SEBBAG Perla SEBBAG

Mimoun BERDUGO

Rabbi Mimoun BERDUGO married Perla SEBBAG (1911-1938). (There was no photo taken of the actual marriage, but the photo here was taken a few months later in their wedding clothes. In the photo, Perla is already expecting her first child Sol.)

Rabbi Mimoun began his career as a printer early in life, and continued to work while continuing his rabbinical studies in Meknes, Morrocco. He stopped printing and opened a wholesale store. By working together with his wife's uncle Machlouf ELGRABLI he was able to continue his studies of the Torah. When he built his house in the New Mellah, he found it natural to build a synagogue alongside it where his father Rabbi Abraham BERDUGO led the congregation.

In 1968, he left Morocco for a grand tour of France, and then joined his daughters Rebeccaand Suzannewho had already made aliyah to Israel. He settled with his family in Kiriat Yam near Haifa. He continued his business in partnership with his son Ben Sion. Patriarch of the family, respected by all for his wisdom. He passed away in 1983 leaving a great void behind him.

Mimoun and Perla had five daughters:
Photo of Sisters
Laurette COHEN-SCALI, Sol SABBAH, Rebecca BERDUGO, Rachel ABENSUR
Photo of sisters
Suzanne AZOGUI, Rachel ABENSUR, Laurette COHEN-SCALI, Sol SABBAH


Perla died at the age of 27 years old.


Mimoun BERDUGO remarried Alice BENAIM, daughter of Great Rabbi Yossef BENAIM of Fez

Mimoun BERDUGO divorced and remarried Zohara COHEN. They had five more children, and moved to Haifa.



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