Tunisian rabbi and writer; born at Tunis; died there in 1864. He is the author of the following Hebrew works, printed at Leghorn by a pious and generous Judæo-Tunisian family, the Shamamas: "Mishmerot Kehunnah," containing novellæ on the Talmud, 1862; "Shulḥano shel Abraham" (Abraham's Table), a commentary on the Shulḥan 'Aruk, 1865; "Miẓwot Kehunnah," a collection of rabbinical consultations, 1865; "Kaf ha-Kohen," cabalistic interpretations of every chapter of the Bible; "Ḥasde Kehunnah," a collection of funeral sermons, 1865; "'Ene Kohen," a study of the laws concerning the slaughtering of animals and birds for food, 1865.

  • D. Cazès, Notes Bibliographiques.
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