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Nahoum (Nahum), Haim (Ḥayyim)
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Haim Nahoum (Ḥayyim Nahum) was born in 1873 in Manisa, Turkey. In 1881, he moved to Tiberias with his grandfather and studied at a yeshiva where he learned the Talmud in Hebrew and the Qurʾān in Arabic. In 1886, after completing his studies in Tiberias, he returned to Manisa, where he mastered Turkish and French. Later, he enrolled at the Mekteb-i Sultani, a government lycée  in Izmir (Smyrna), and then at the Imperial School of Law in Istanbul, where he studied Islamic law and diplomacy. In 1893, two years after his graduation from the Imperial School of Law, Nahoum enr…

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Aksel Erbahar, “Nahoum (Nahum), Haim (Ḥayyim)”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 27 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_COM_0016340>
First published online: 2010

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