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Turkish Talmudist; born at Constantinople 1780; died there 1850. He succeeded Samuel Ḥayyim as ḥakam bashi (chief rabbi) of the Ottoman empire (1839). He is the author of a collection of responsa, "Yadaw shel Mosheh," Salonica, 1818, much quoted by the rabbis of the East.

Bibliography:
  • Franco, Essai sur V Histoire des Israélites de l'Empire Ottoman, pp. 151, 266.
S. M. Fr.
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