R. Hayyim David b. Raphael Joseph Hazan (1790-1869), was born in Smyrna. At the age of 20 he went to Constantinople and in 1840 he was appointed rabbi in Smyrna. He settled in Jerusalem in 1855 and in 1861, succeeding R. Hayyim Nissim Abulafia, was appointed rishon le-Zion. He was also the author of Torat Zevah (Salonika, 1852), on the law of shehitah; Nediv Lev (2 pts. Salonika-Jerusalem, 1862–66), responsa; Yishrei Lev (ibid., 1870), various novellae; and other works in manuscript.