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Shanghai, China.

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MOSES, JOSEPH ḤAYYIM ELIJAH – Cabalist and Talmudist; grandson of a chief rabbi of Bagdad; one of the leaders of the Jewish community there (1904). He wrote the following, published at Jerusalem and Bagdad between 1870 and 1900: "Rab Pe'alim"; "Ben Ish Ḥai";...
MOSES, SASON MORDECAI – Turkish cabalist and Talmudist; born, 1747; lived in Bagdad, where he died in the year 1831. He was the author of: "Ḳol Sason," on ethics (Leghorn, 1859; Bagdad, 1891); "Dabar be-'Itto," commentary on the Pentateuch and Talmud...
NAGASAKI – Commercial seaport in the ken of the same name, Japan. Of its Jewish community most of the members emigrated from Russia. In the year 1894 a synagogue (Beth Israel) was founded by R. H. Goldenberg with the cooperation of S. D....
SHANGHAI – Opium Trade. Chinese city. The first Jew who arrived there was Elias David Sassoon, who, about the year 1850, opened a branch in connection with his father's Bombay house. Since that period Jews have gradually migrated from...
SINGAPORE – Capital and seaport of the British dependency of Singapore. Jews commenced to settle in Singapore in 1840. For a number of years their services were held in a rented house near the business quarter, in a street since known as...
SOMEKH, ABDALLAH ABRAHAM JOSEPH – Rabbi of Bagdad; born in that city 1813; died there 1889. He was educated by Rabbis Jacob Joseph ha-Rofe and Moses Ḥayyim, the latter of whom held the office of ab bet din. Somekh, who was looked upon as the spiritual head of...
TIEN-TSIN – Commercial city of China. Its Jewish inhabitants number about 150, most of whom are Russian and Polish. They have not organized as a community and hold divine services only during the penitential season, when private halls are...