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Pinto, Abraham
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Abraham Pinto, a son of Jacob Pinto, was born in Tangier in 1863. He and his brother Moses went to Latin America at the end of the nineteenth century, but he later returned to Tangier, where he was a founder and vice-president of the Asociación Hispano-Hebrea. In 1914, he was a member of the delegation that met with King Alfonso XIII in Madrid. The king promised to ameliorate the condition of Spanish Jews in Tangier and throughout Morocco. Pinto was decorated with the Order of Isabela la Católica. When he advocated for the Edict of Expulsion of 1492 to …

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Mitchell Serels, “Pinto, Abraham”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 07 December 2021
First published online: 2010

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