Tayyib, Isaac ben Benjamin

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TAYYIB, ISAAC BEN BENJAMIN (d. 1830), rabbi, kabbalist, and author from *Tunis. No biographical details are known of him and his reputation rests on his works.

They are: (1) Erekh ha-Shulḥan, a commentary on the Shulḥan Arukh: Oraḥ Ḥayyim (1791), Yoreh De'ah (1798), Ḥoshen Mishpat (1815), Even ha-Ezer (1844), all published at Leghorn; (2) Vavei ha-Ammudim (1858), a commentary on the Sefer Yere'im of *Eliezer of Metz; (3) Ḥukkat ha-Pesaḥ (1853), a commentary on the Passover laws in the Shulḥan Arukh; (4) Sefer ha-Zikkaron (2 parts, 1892). Part 1 consists of novellae and part 2 is a kabbalistic commentary on Avot and the Passover Haggadah; (5) Ḥelev Ḥittim (1896), talmudic novellae; (6) Va-Yizra Yiẓḥak (Djerba, 1941), novellae to Genesis.


D. Cazès, Notes bibliographiques sur la littérature juive tunisienne (1893), 311–23.