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Nahum, Eliezer ben Jacob


NAHUM, ELIEZER BEN JACOB (c. 1653–c. 1746), rabbi in *Turkey and Ereẓ Israel. He served as rabbi in Adrianople, where his pupils included Solomon Shalem, later rabbi of the Sephardi community in *Amsterdam. He later settled in Jerusalem and was elected rishon le-Zion (chief rabbi), a position he held for ten years. Among his colleagues in the bet din were Meyuḥas b. Samuel, Isaac *Azulai (father of Ḥ.J.D. Azulai), and Judah *Diwan. He wrote a number of works, including a commentary on the mishnaic orders Kodashim and Tohorot, entitled Ḥazon Naḥum (Constantinople, 1705). The commentary on the order Zera'im is still in manuscript form.


Frumkin-Rivlin, 2 (1928), 161–3.

[Samuel Abba Horodezky]

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