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ḤALAYO, DAVID BEN SAMUEL:

Probably a son of the Samuel Ḥalayo of Bersak () who was in correspondence with Simon ben Ẓemaḥ Duran. David, who was a ḥazzan or cantor, was a pupil of Simon Duran, and it was at his suggestion that the latter wrote the commentary on Isaac Ghayyat's "Baruk Asher Ashash." David extols this commentary in verses.

Bibliography:
  • T. Morali, Ẓofnat, i. 8, Berlin, 1897. Concerning a David Ḥalayo who flourished about 1363, see Steinschneider, Hebr. Bibl. xiii. 75.
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