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Moses Ḥanokh ha-Levi
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Moses Ḥanokh ha-Levi was a Jewish leader, merchant, and international representative of Yemeni Jews during the second half of the nineteenth century. Little is known of his origins. He was probably born in Izmir, perhaps to a family originating from the Caucasus, then journeyed to Yemen as a young merchant supplying the Turkish legion. Settling originally in Taʿizz, he soon came to Sanʿa where he was rabbinically educated. He became involved in the India trade, before settling in Aden. Although he became a respected leader of its Jewish community, he established a synagog…

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Alan Verskin, “Moses Ḥanokh ha-Levi”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 17 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_SIM_000819>
First published online: 2018



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