ALKALAI, ABRAHAM BEN SAMUEL:
Casuist, who lived in Turkey in the latter part of the eighteenth century and beginning of the nineteenth. He wrote "Zekor le-Abraham" (Remember Abraham), in which the laws of the four Ṭurim are alphabetically arranged and commented upon. The work appeared in two volumes, at Salonica, in 1798, and was reedited by Judah Ḥai Alkalai at Josefow, 1840. Alkalai also published two volumes of responsa under the title of "Ḥesed le-Abraham" (Mercy to Abraham), Salonica, 1813-14.
- Zedner, Cat. Hebr. Books Brit. Mus. p. 43.