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Elijah ben Baruch Yerushalmi
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Elijah ben Baruch ben Solomon ben Abraham Yerushalmi (ca. 1620–before 1712) was a Karaite author, copyist, and communal leader born in Istanbul. Like other Turkish and Crimean sectarians, he studied both Karaite and Rabbanite Hebrew texts. In his youth, he traveled to Jerusalem, garnering the honorific Yerushalmi (Jerusalemite), and there copied old sectarian manuscripts. He subsequently emigrated to the Crimea, where he resided for several decades before making a final pilgrimage to the Holy Land in 1696. One of th…

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Daniel Frank, “Elijah ben Baruch Yerushalmi”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 29 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_SIM_000350>
First published online: 2010

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