Abū Qārā (Boccara)Abraham ben Moses
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, Abraham ben Moses Abū Qārā (Abū Qārā or Boccara, d. 1879) was a noted scholar and leader of the Jewish community of Tunis during the middle and second half of the nineteenth century.

The Abū Qārā family belonged to the Portuguese/Livornese community (see Grana) in the city of Tunis. A number of family members served as rabbis and heads of the community almost from its beginning in the early part of the eighteenth century until the first half of the twentieth century. Three members of the family named Abraham served in the rabbinate of t…

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Moshe Amar, “Abū Qārā (Boccara)Abraham ben Moses”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 21 August 2017
First published online: 2010



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