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Ibn Ḥayyim, Aaron ben Abraham
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Descended from a family of scholars that had come to Morocco from Spain, Aaron ibn Ḥayyim was born in Fez between 1555 and 1560. He first studied at his father Abraham’s school and went on to become a disciple of several famous rabbis, especially the dayyanJoseph Almosnino, whom he mentioned in his writings as his “master par excellence.” Rabbi Aaron became a member of the bet dinthen headed by the eminent scholar Vidal Ṣarfati (1592–1617). Along with other rabbis, he signed taqqanot (rabbinic ordinances) dealing with ostentatious displays of finery and precious jewelry by women (taqqana…

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Joseph Tedghi, “Ibn Ḥayyim, Aaron ben Abraham”, 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_0010680>
First published online: 2010

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