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Anqāwa (Al-Naqawa), Raphael
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Raphael ben Mordechai Anqāwa (Raphaël Encaoua and also Ankaoua in the usual French transcription) was a leading Moroccan halakhic authority. The scion of a distinguished Sephardi rabbinical family, he was born in Salé in 1848. He was a pupil of Issachar Assaraf, the chief rabbi of Salé, whose daughter he married. At the relatively young age of thirty-two, he was appointed dayyan in Salé. His reputation for judicial acumen spread his name throughout Morocco. In 1910, he published his collection of responsaQarne Reʾem (The Horns of the Buffalo) in Jerusalem, which enhanced his …

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Norman A. Stillman, “Anqāwa (Al-Naqawa), Raphael”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 28 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_SIM_0002000>
First published online: 2010

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