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Adibe Family
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The Adibe family settled in Portugal in the fifteenth century. Some family members began moving to Azemmour in Morocco prior to the Portuguese conquest on September 15, 1514, but Moses Adibe remained in Tavira in southern Portugual as a Christian and did not join them until 1524. The Adibes played an important role in the conquest, and as a reward King Dom Manuel I made Joseph Adibe the town’s chief rabbi (Port. rabi-mor). The family dominated the town rabbinate throughout the period of Portuguese rule. Joseph was succeeded in 1520 by his son Yaḥya, and following Yaḥya’s death in 1534, …

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Jose Alberto Tavim, “Adibe Family”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 23 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_SIM_000151>
First published online: 2010

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