An Eastern family of rabbis and authors whose members dwelt in Alexandria, Jerusalem, and Rhodes, where they held important positions. It included:Abraham Israel:
Rabbinical author; lived at Alexandria in the eighteenth century (see
Chief rabbi of Alexandria from 1773 to l784. He wrote: "'Ugat Eliyahu" and "Ḳol Eliyahu," responsa; "Kisse Eliyahu," on the four Ṭurim; "Shene Eliyahu," sermons; "Aderet Eliyahu," commentary on Elijah Mizraḥi. He left two sons, Moses ben Elijah Israel and Jedidiah Israel.Judah Israel:
Son of Moses ben Elijah Israel; chief rabbi of Rhodes; lived at the beginning of the nineteenth century. He was the author of "Ḳol Yehudah" and "Shebeṭ Yehudah."Moses Israel:
Rabbi at Jerusalem, and, from 1714 to 1727, chief rabbi of Rhodes. He was sent to Morocco as a collector by the city of Safed, before he removed to Rhodes; and he was sent to Italy inthe same capacity by Jerusalem (1731). He was the author of "Mas'at Mosheh," responsa, Constantinople, 1735.
- Azulai, Shem ha-Gedolim;
- Hazan, Ha-Ma'alot li-Shelomoh.