AYYAS, JACOB MOSES:
Son of Judah Ayyas; lived at Jerusalem, whence he was sent abroad to collect money for the Palestine poor. In 1783 he visited Algiers, where he was received with great honor. Following a call to Ferrara, he settled there as rabbi and teacher. One of his pupils was Nepi, the associate author of "Toledot Gedole Yisrael." Ayyas wrote "Derek Ḥayyim" (The Way of Life), treating of annulment of vows, of the ceremony known as Tashlik, etc., Leghorn, 1810.
- Benjacob, Oẓar ha-Sefarim, p. 116.