Rabbi at Tunis about 1750; pupil of Isaac Lumbroso. Considered a rabbinical authority, people from far and near brought him cases difficult to decide. When he was an old man he went to Jerusalem, where he died soon after his arrival, in Dec., 1791. He is the author of , containing novellæ, explanations on the Mishnaic order Ḳodashim, of the treatise Horayot, etc. (Leghorn, 1776-78). This was reprinted in the edition of the Talmud, Wilna, 1895-97.

  • D. Cazès, Notes Bibliographiques sur la Littérature, Juive-Tunisienne, pp. 42, 60, 65, etc., Tunis, 1893;
  • Zedner, Cat. Hebr. Books British Mus. p. 162.
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