AMRAM, NATHAN BEN ḤAYYIM:
Palestinian scholar and author who flourished at Hebron in the second quarter of the nineteenth century. Amram was selected by the Sephardic communities of Palestine as European agent to collect moneys for them. He wrote: ("The Acquisition of Property"), containing notes on Caro's "ShulḦan 'Aruk, Ḥoshen Mishpaṭ" (Leghorn, 1830); ("The Attainment of Fruits"), a ritual work alphabetically arranged (Leghorn, 1840?); ("Might and Joy"), a collection of essays on the killing of Abel by Cain, the transmigration of souls, and on various liturgical questions (Amsterdam, 1842); ("Ouches of Gold"), responsa on certain aspects of the law of inheritance (Leghorn, 1851); ("The Beauty of a Moral Life"), a compilation of ethical views, aphorisms, and sayings, alphabetically arranged (Salonica, 1854). He also edited and prefaced several works of earlier writers.
- Zedner. Cat. Hebr. Books Brit. Mus. p. 47;
- Roest, Cat. Rosenthal'schen Bibl., i. 65.