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Ha-Levi, Ṣemaḥ
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Ṣemaḥ ben Nathan ha-Levi, a distinguished scholar and the author of books in both Hebrew and Judeo-Arabic, was born in Tunis in 1868 and died there in 1928. His respected family originally came from Gibraltar after having lived for a long while in Austria. His father was a cousin of the millionaire R. Nathan Ha-Levi, one of whose daughters married Joseph Valensi, who was the Austrian vice-consul in Tunis and the father of both the Zionist leader Alfred Valensi, and  the well-known lawyer Theodor Valensi, a member of the French parliament in Paris. Ṣemaḥ married a member of the Livornese (see Gr…

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Yosef Tobi, “Ha-Levi, Ṣemaḥ”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 07 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_SIM_0009070>
First published online: 2010

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