Hayon, Nehemiah Hiyya ben Moses

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Hayon, Nehemiah Hiyya ben Moses (c.1655–c.1730). Kabbalist Jewish scholar. Hayon spent much of his life in Erez Israel and was a prominent kabbalist. He was accused of Shabbateanism and was the source of controversy both in Israel and in Amsterdam, where he was excommunicated. He was the author of Oz le-Elohim (Strength to God) and a commentary on the pamphlet Raza de-Meheimanuta (The Mystery of the True Faith) which was attributed to Shabbetai Zevi. Ultimately he was rejected by most European communities and died in N. Africa.