MONZON, ABRAHAM (the Younger):

Rabbinical and Talmudic scholar of the middle of the sixteenth century. He was originally from Tetuan in Morocco, where he was engaged in commerce. He left that city and settled successively in Algiers, Oran, and Cairo. At Cairo a generous patron enabled him to devote his time to study, while Jonah Nabon of Jerusalem was one of his correspondents. Monzon was the author of the following works, all of which exist in manuscript: "Toẓe'ot Ḥayyim," a reply to the "'Eẓ ha-Ḥayyim" of Ḥayyim Abulafia; "Eshel Abraham," a collection of responsa; "Shulḥan Shabbat," a commentary on the Talmudic treatise Shabbat; and "'Eẓ ha-Da'at," a commentary on the Yoreh De'ah.

  • Azulai, Shem ha-Gedolim, ii. 152;
  • Hazan, Ha-Ma'alot li-Shelomoh, p. 5.
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