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Anisimov Family
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The Anisimov family was a family of Dagestani Mountain Jews active at the end of the nineteenth and beginning of the twentieth century. The “elder” of the family was R. Sherbet b. Nissim (mid-19th cent.–early 20th cent.), the rabbi of Temir-Khan-Shura, and thus one of the two chief rabbis of the Jews in Dagestan. R. Sherbet was the first Mountain Jew to study at the Volozhin Yeshiva (Etz Chaim Yeshiva) and he encouraged his son Eliyahu (see below) to pursue a modern education.

In the late 1880s, R. Sherbet, R. Yehezkel/Hyzgyl Mishaelov/Mushailov, and a group of other Mountain …

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Dan D.Y. Shapira, “Anisimov Family”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 16 July 2020
First published online: 2020



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