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Edrehi (al-Darʿī), Moses b. Isaac
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Moses ben Isaac Edrehi (al-Darʿī) was a noted Moroccan scholar, rabbi, and writer in the first half of the nineteenth century. He was born in the southwestern Moroccan city of Agadir in 1774, but moved from there to Essaouira (Mogador) at an early age. In the introduction to his Torat Ḥayyim (London, 1792), he says that he studied in Salé under Judah Anhori. In his Yad Moshe (Amsterdam, 1809) he says that he preached in Meknes when he was just fourteen years old (p. 23v), and that at sixteen he gave sermons in London and at the Sephardi religious school ʿEṣ Ḥayyim in A…

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Moshe Hallamish, “Edrehi (al-Darʿī), Moses b. Isaac”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 26 October 2021
First published online: 2010

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