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Ḥanina Mizrahi
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Ḥanina Mizraḥi was born in Tehran in 1886. His father was Rabbi Ḥayyim Eleazar Mizraḥi, the spiritual leader of the Jewish community of Tehran. The family emigrated to Palestine in 1895, and there Ḥanina Mizraḥi attended the Lemel school in Jerusalem, the Mizraḥi seminary for teachers, and Yeshiva Tiferet Yerushalayim.

A teacher, educator, and public figure,  Mizraḥi wrote the first works about the folklore and customs of the Jews of Iran. His books are Ba-Yeshishim Ḥokhma: Arba'im Sippure ʿAm mi-pi YehudeIran-Paras (Wisdom Is Among the Elderly: Forty Folktales from the J…

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Orly R. Rahimiyan, “Ḥanina Mizrahi”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 05 February 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_SIM_000219>
First published online: 2010

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