Scholarly and prominent family of Tunis.Samuel b. Joseph Shemana:
Rabbi of Tunis, whose family subsequently settled at Susa. He wrote "Ḳeren Ẓebi" (Leghorn, 1835), a commentary on the "Sefer Ḳarnayim" of Aaron of Cardena.Solomon Shemana:
Father of the alcaide Nissim Shemana; died at Tunis in the beginning of the nineteenth century. He wrote "Shoresh Yishai," consisting of a commentary on the treatises Bekorot and Ḳiddushin, and notes to various treatises of the Talmud, to the Yad ha-Ḥazaḳah, and to the "MorehNebukim," as well as a discussion of the treatise 'Erubin, written in collaboration with Moses Berda. The book was printed posthumously at the expense of Solomon's brother Isaac Hai Shemana (2 parts, Leghorn, 1809).Solomon Shemana:
Son of Samuel Shemana, and father of Joseph Shemana. He was the author of "Bigde Shesh," which treated of the first three ritual codices, especially Yoreh De'ah and Eben ha-'Ezer, published by his grandson at Leghorn in 1866. His other works—"'Ammude Shesh," on treatises of the Talmud; "Bet ha-Melek," on the Yad ha-Ḥazaḳah; and "Ketonet Shesh," notes to the Talmud—still remain in manuscript.Solomon Shemana:
Patron of Jewish learning; died at Tunis in 1882; cousin of the above-mentioned Nissim Shemana, and, like him, alcaide and tax-collector. He published: "Sefer Shoresh Yishai" (Leghorn, 1809), notes to passages of the Bible and the Talmud, together with some Hebrew poems; and "Mo'ade Adonai" (ib. 1878), relating to the calendar and the festivals.
- D. Cazès, Notes Bibliographiques, pp. 287-298;
- Zedner, Cat. Hebr. Books Brit. Mus. p. 696.