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An Egyptian rabbi of the end of the seventeenth century. In 1691 he edited at Venice his father's responsa, "Darke No'am," adding a treatise of his own on circumcision, which, however, met with a great deal of opposition from contemporary rabbis. Abraham's own collection of responsa, "Ginnat Weradim" (Garden of Roses), arranged in the same order as the four "Ṭurim," and his treatise on divorce, "Yaïr Netib" (Illuminator of the Path), were published at Constantinople in 1716-18, by his son-in-law Ḥayyim ben Moses Tavila, physician in ordinary to the sultan.

  • Azulai, Shem ha-Gedolim, s.v.;
  • Benjacob, Oẓar ha-Sefarim, pp. 99, 212.
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