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Ḥayyim Judah ben Ḥayyim


ḤAYYIM JUDAH BEN ḤAYYIM (17th–18th century), talmudist, rabbi of Janina (Ioannina), Greece. Ḥayyim Judah was born in Salonika, where he studied under Solomon *Amarillo, whose daughter he married. Toward the end of his life he emigrated to Jerusalem, where he had many disciples, among them Solomon Havdalah, a member of the bet din of Abraham Yiẓḥaki and in his old age rabbi of Jerusalem. Ḥ.J.D. *Azulai speaks of having seen a volume of Ḥayyim's responsa in manuscript. He carried on a halakhic correspondence with Samuel Florentin, author of the responsa Me'il Shemu'el, and others. His responsa are found in the works of others, e.g., Kerem Shelomo (Salonika, 1719) and Zera Avraham (Constantinople, 1732).


Fuenn, Keneset, 356; Azulai, 1 (1852), 58, no. 28; Rosanes, Togarmah, 4 (1935), 329; 5 (1938), 287.

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