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AZULAI, AZULAY – A family descended from Spanish exiles who, after the expulsion of the Jews from Spain in 1492, settled in the city of Fez, Morocco. Ḥayyim Joseph David Azulai (see No. 4) derives the family name from the initials of the Hebrew...
AZZUR – 1. Father of Hananiah, a false prophet, contemporary with Jeremiah (Jer. xxviii. 1).2. A leader who sealed the covenant with Nehemiah (Neh. x. 17).3. Father of Jaazaniah, a prince of the people denounced by Ezekiel (Ezek. xi. 1...
'AZZUT PANIM – A term applied to an impudent person. The phrase "'az panim" occurs in Deut. xxviii. 50 ("a nation of fierce countenance"), and in Dan. viii. 23 ("a king of fierce countenance"). "The brazen-faced one goes to Gehenna, the...