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ʿOvadia, David
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David ben Yeshuʿa Simeon Ḥayyim ʿOvadia, born in Sefrou in 1912, is a rabbi, communal leader, and researcher. In the years before he left Morocco for Israel he served as Chief Rabbi of the Jewish communities in Sefrou, Fez, and Marrakesh. Since then he has been a member of the Office of the Rabbinate and the Sephardi rabbi of the Bayit ve-Gan neighborhood in Jerusalem. ʿOvadia has always been keenly interested in Moroccan rabbinical literature and he has published several books written by the scholars of Sefrou. He is a resolute leader, particularly with…

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Shalom Bar-Asher, “ʿOvadia, David”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 28 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_SIM_0017200>
First published online: 2010

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