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David u-Moshe
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David u-Moshe (David son [Berb. u-] of Moses) belongs to the category of sainted Moroccan rabbis (ṣaddiqim) whose graves became national and transnational pilgrimage destinations in the twentieth century. His hagiographic biography follows a typical pattern that identifies the saint as a rabbinical emissary (shadar or meshullaḥ) who came to Morocco to raise funds for his yeshiva in Jerusalem. David u-Moshe’s appearance in southern Morocco, according to alternative narrative versions, took place either 900 or 250 years ago, but most accounts agree that when he arrived in the High Atl…

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Oren Kosansky, “David u-Moshe”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 31 January 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_SIM_0006450>
First published online: 2010

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