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Peraḥya, Ḥasday Ben Samuel ha-Kohen
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Ḥasday ben Samuel ha-Kohen Peraḥya was a rabbi and halakhic authority in Salonica. Born around 1605 into one of the city’s distinguished families, and a disciple of Ḥayyim Shabbetay (d. 1647), he was appointed a dayyan in the city’s old Italian congregation in 1647. From 1671 until his death in 1678, he served as chief rabbi of the Salonica community and raised up some noteworthy disciples, most especially Jacob ben Abraham de Boton (d. 1687). In 1723, some years after Peraḥya’s death, a collection of his responsa, entitled ToratḤesed (The Law of Kindness) was published in Sal…

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Leah Bornstein-Makovetsky, “Peraḥya, Ḥasday Ben Samuel ha-Kohen”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 02 February 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_SIM_0017450>
First published online: 2010

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