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Carvalho, Mordecai Baruch

CARVALHO, MORDECAI BARUCH

CARVALHO, MORDECAI BARUCH (c. 1705–1785), Tunisian rabbi and author. Carvalho was one of the most distinguished pupils of Isaac *Lumbroso. He served with him as a dayyan of the community of Leghorn in Tunis, and later became his successor (1752). He wrote: (1) To'afot Re'em, a supercommentary on the commentaries of Rashi and Elijah *Mizraḥi on the Pentateuch (Leghorn, 1761–62), in which he quoted various scholars, including his son Isaac, whose work, Ḥayyei Yiẓḥak, he also published as an appendix to his own book; (2) Me'ira Dakhya (Leghorn, 1792), glosses and novellae to various talmudic tractates as well as notes to Maimonides' Yad.

bibliography:

D. Cazès, Notes bibliographiques sur la littérature juive tunisienne (1893), 77–86, 241; S. Ḥazzan, Ha-Ma'alot li-Shelomo (1894), 62b; B. Wachstein, Mafte'aḥ ha-Hespedim, 3 (1930), 60; Yaari, Sheluḥei, 121.

[Joseph Elijah Heller]

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