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Akrish, Isaac
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Isaac ben Abraham Akrish (d. 1888?) was a prominent rabbi and dayyan (Heb. judge) in Istanbul. He studied in the yeshiva founded and endowed by Abraham Fua. The Hasidic work Maʾamar ḤayyotEsh (The Utterance of the Living Creatures of Fire) published after Akrish’s death, identified Rabbi Solomon Eliezer Alfandari as Akrish’s teacher. Akrish’s only surviving book, entitled Qiryat Arbaʿ (City of Arbaʿ [Hebron]); Jerusalem, 1876), includes ethical sermons, commentaries on passages from rabbinic literature, and responsa. Other responsa of his were published in the works of…

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Joseph Ringel, “Akrish, Isaac”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 20 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_SIM_0001070>
First published online: 2010

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