Ḥuri, Ḥayyim (Houri, Haim)
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Ḥayyim Ḥuri, who was later to gain renown as a addiq, or saintly holy man, was born in Jerba, Tunisia, in 1885. He was ordained at an early age, and in his mid-twenties was appointed chief rabbi of Gabes, the largest town in southern Tunisia. Industrious as well as popular, Rabbi Ḥuri was active as a teacher, represented the southern Tunisian Jewish communities to the Muslim government (then under the French Protectorate), supervised local charitable foundations, and published and distributed religious books. His efforts as represe…

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Alex Weingrod, “Ḥuri, Ḥayyim (Houri, Haim)”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 23 May 2017
First published online: 2010



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