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Ben-Yaacob (Yaʿacov), Abraham
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Abraham Ben-Yaacob (Yaʿaqov), born in Baghdad in 1914, was an historian and educator. He immigrated to Palestine with his Religious Zionist family in 1925, studied at the Mizraḥi Seminary for Teachers, and was a member of the Religious Education Committee at the Ministry of Education from 1958 to 1975. Acutely aware of the paucity of historical and cultural studies on Iraqi Jewry from the later Middle Ages to modern times, he began his researches in this area in the 1940s. He went on to advanced studies and in 1986 received his doctorate from the H…

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Shmuel Moreh, “Ben-Yaacob (Yaʿacov), Abraham”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 21 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_SIM_000145>
First published online: 2010

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