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Yitzhari, Zadok (Ṣāliḥ al-Ẓāhirī)
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Zadok Yitzhari (Ṣāliḥ al-Ẓāhirī) was a prominent member of the Yemeni Jewish community both in Yemen and in Israel. Born in Radāʿ, Yemen, in 1901, he studied with Rabbi Yiḥye Qāfiḥ and Rabbi Yaḥyā Isḥāq in Sanʿa. In addition, he attained a remarkable understanding of Islamic law and often represented both Jews and Muslims in legal proceedings. Yitzhari had close ties with Imām Yaḥyā, the country’s ruler, and with tribal leaders from his home region. Occasionally entrusted with administrative tasks by the imām, he supervised a buil…

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Mark Wagner, “Yitzhari, Zadok (Ṣāliḥ al-Ẓāhirī)”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 04 October 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_SIM_000792>
First published online: 2017

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