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Elmaleh (al-Māliḥ) Family
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The Elmaleh (al-Māliḥ) family originated in Iberia, but after the expulsion fled to Italy, North Africa, and the Ottoman Empire. Its earliest noteworthy member was Abraham ben Judah Elmalik, who settled in Pesaro, Italy, in 1551, coming there from Salonica, or perhaps directly from Spain. He wrote Liqquṭe Shikhḥa u-Feʾa (Gleanings, Forgotten Sheaves, and the Corner [of the Field]; Ferrara, 1556), a kabbalistic interpretation of talmudic texts.

1. Ottoman Empire  

Several members of the family appeared in the Ot…

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Moshe Amar, “Elmaleh (al-Māliḥ) Family”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 02 February 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_COM_0007300>
First published online: 2010

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