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COHEN, ABRAHAM:

Assistant rabbi in Tunis; died 1840 at Safed, whither he had made a pilgrimage in his old age. He was a grandson of one of the earliest rabbis in Tunis. His book, "Abraham Yagel" (Abraham Will Rejoice), a work loosely arranged both as to form and contents, was published at Leghorn in 1843. It consists of commentaries on various treatises of the Talmud, together with notes on parts of the Bible, and on Maimonides and other legal codes.

Bibliography:
  • Cazès, Notes Bibliographiques sur la Littérature Juive-Tunisienne, pp. 93 et seq.;
  • Zedner, Cat. Hebr. Books Brit. Mus. p. 14.
G. M. K.
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