Ṣāliḥ, Abraham

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ṢĀLIḤ, ABRAHAM (c. 1825–1905), dayyan and preacher in *Yemen. Ṣāliḥ was the great-grandson of Yaḥya b. Joseph *Ṣāliḥ (Mahriṣ). He acted as ḥazzan and communal leader in the synagogue of the Ṣāliḥ family. He held the position of dayyan for 38 years. Of an emotional nature, his sermons and tokhaḥot deeply moved his audiences. He was referred to as "the prophet Jeremiah," because of the tears to which his listeners were moved.


A. Koraḥ, Sa'arat Teiman (1954), 65; J.L. Nahum, Mi-Ẓefunot Yehudei Teiman (1962), 228f.

[Yehuda Ratzaby]