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A Talmudic scholar and author, who flourished in Tunis about the middle of the eighteenth century. He was a pupil of Isaac Lumbroso and Abraham Ḥayat. Adavi was the author of novellæ and collectanea to several treatises of the Babylonian Talmud and to the "Yad ha-Ḥazaḳah" of Maimonides, which were published in book form at the expense of the sons of Samuel Nataf at Leghorn (1759), and which for that reason bear the title "Bene Shemuel" (Sons of Samuel). This was the first work published by a Tunisian Jew.

  • Zedner, Cat. Hebr. Books Brit. Mus. p. 38;
  • Cazès, Notes sur les Israélites Tunisiens, p. 152.
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