Boton, Abraham ben Judah di

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BOTON, ABRAHAM BEN JUDAH DI

BOTON, ABRAHAM BEN JUDAH DI (1710?–after 1780), Turkish talmudist and halakhist. Born in *Salonika, in his youth he was already considered one of its great scholars. Some time before 1753, he was appointed chief rabbi of Monastir (Bitolj), where he served until his death. His responsa and halakhic novellae, together with some by his son, were published under the title Maḥazeh Avraham (Salonika, 1795) by his grandson David di Boton who was also chief rabbi of Monastir.

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Rosanes, Togarmah, 5 (1938), 122; Azulai, 2 (1852), 78, no. 79.