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ABENDANA, JOSEPH:

A refugee from the rage of the Spanish Inquisition who settled in Hamburg; he was related to the ḥakam of that name. A relative, Mordecai Abendana, was prominent among the founders of the Hamburg Bank, in 1620. Jacob and Isaac, the sons of Joseph Abendana, who were born in Spain (not in Hamburg, as some assert), devoted themselves to learned pursuits.

M. K.
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