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Azubib Family
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The Azubib (or Azoubib) family was an old rabbinical family in Algiers that produced a number of prominent scholars and leaders for the city’s Jewish community. The paterfamilias was the jurist (Heb. dayyan) and community head (Ar. muqaddam ) Nehoray Azubib (1610–1690). His son Saʿadya Azubib (1650–1730) was a member of the rabbinical court (Heb. bet din) of Solomon Ṣeror (1660–1740) in Algiers. Saʿadya fought against the Sabbatean heresy that took shape in Algeria under the leadership of Nehemiah Ḥiyya ben Moses Ḥayon (ca. 1655–1730); the Sabbatean movement was one of the fa…

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Yossef Charvit, “Azubib Family”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 07 December 2021
First published online: 2010

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