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Hazan, Aron de Yosef
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Aron de Yosef Hazan (1848–1931) was a Sephardi journalist, teacher, translator, and community activist in Izmir (Smyrna). He came from a long line of scholars and rabbis. His grandfather, Hayyim David Hazan, was chief rabbi in Jerusalem. His brother, Elijah Bekhor Hazzan, became chief rabbi of Alexandria.

After receiving a traditional Jewish education, Hazan attended a school in Izmir founded by Jacques Mizrahi, where he studied Turkish, French, and Italian. Upon completing his studies, he taught Turkish at the Alliance Israélite Universelle school and later at the local Tal…

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Julia Phillips Cohen, “Hazan, Aron de Yosef”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 25 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_SIM_000256>
First published online: 2010

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