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ʿAmmar, Amram
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Amram ʿAmmar was born in Algiers in the second half of the eighteenth century and died in Livorno in the first half of the nineteenth century, probably in 1835. He was a rabbi and a teacher. In 1814 he left for Malta after failing to obtain an appointment as dayyan (religious judge) in his native city, apparently due to intra-communal political intrigues. In 1820 he settled in Livorno, where he was appointed as one of the city’s rabbis.

He wrote expositions on the Torah that received rabbinic approval (Heb. haskama), a sign of the esteem in which he was held in the community. One responsum in his …

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Rut Bitan-Cohen, “ʿAmmar, Amram”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 05 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_SIM_000869>
First published online: 2022

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