Coriat Family
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The  Coriat were a family of scholars in Morocco that probably originated in Coria, Spain. The first known member was Abraham Coriat, rabbi in Marrakesh in the fifteenth century. Isaac (ca. 1580), probably his son, was a kabbalist, dayyan, and head of the Jewish community in Marrakesh. Isaac’s son, Abraham II, was nominated as rabbi in Tetuan. Abraham II’s son Judah (d. 1788) was a dayyan, and the author of many works, some of which published by his descendants in Tofaḥ Saviv, a collection of rabbinical decisions, and Nofesh Sapir (Pisa, 1812). Judah’s son  Isaac (d. 1805), who settled i…

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Sidney Corcos, “Coriat Family”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 28 March 2017
First published online: 2010



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