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Stillman, Yedida Kalfon

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Author(s): Norman A. Stillman
Yedida Kalfon Stillman (née Messodi Khalfon-Poney), world-renowned scholar of Islamic and Jewish culture, was born in the mellah of Fez, Morocco, on April 8, 1946. At age five, she immigrated to Israel with her large family, spending the first two years in a transit camp ( maʿabara) tent. The family hebraicized her name to Yedida. She grew up in the overcrowded, prefabricated housing of the Katamonim section of Jerusalem, a neighborhood overwhelmingly populated by Jews from Arab countries. There she developed her talent for languages, picking up more than a s…

Sharḥ (pl. Shurūḥ)

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Author(s): Norman A. Stillman
see Bible Translations Norman A. Stillman

Ṣayraf

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see Banking (Modern Period) Norman A. Stillman

Hayatizâde Mustafa Efendi

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see Abravanel, Moses ben Raphael Norman A. Stillman

Massa

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Author(s): Norman A. Stillman
see Sous Norman A. Stillman

Shayk al-yahud

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see Nagid Norman A. Stillman

Henna

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see Clothing, Jewelry and Make-up; Marriage Norman A. Stillman

Anqāwa (Al-Naqawa), Raphael

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Raphael ben Mordechai Anqāwa (Raphaël Encaoua and also Ankaoua in the usual French transcription) was a leading Moroccan halakhic authority. The scion of a distinguished Sephardi rabbinical family, he was born in Salé in 1848. He was a pupil of Issachar Assaraf, the chief rabbi of Salé, whose daughter he married. At the relatively young age of thirty-two, he was appointed dayyan in Salé. His reputation for judicial acumen spread his name throughout Morocco. In 1910, he published his collection of responsa Qarne Reʾem (The Horns of the Buffalo) in Jerusalem, which enhanced his …

Madrid

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see Spain Norman A. Stillman

Great Britain

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see United Kingdom Norman A. Stillman

Ṣarrāf

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see Banking (Modern Period) Norman A. Stillman

Pallache, Samuel b. Isaac I

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see Pallache Family Norman A. Stillman

Duwayk, Shaul

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see Duwayk (Dweck, Dwek, Duek, Douek, Doweck, Dowek) Family Norman A. Stillman

Club National Israélite (Beirut and Damascus)

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Author(s): Norman A. Stillman
Although preceded by a number of Jewish cultural and youth organizations with a modern Hebrew and Zionist orientation in the cities of Greater Syria (e.g., the Maccabee League, the Kadima Club, and the Hebrew National Schools for Boys and Girls), the Club National Israélite (Ar. al-Nādī al-Qawmī al-Isrā'īlī) was the first self-described Syro-Lebanese Zionist organization. It was founded on June 3, 1924 by Toufic (Tawfīq) Mizrahi, a journalist and advertising ag…

Tekinalp, Munis

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Author(s): Norman A. Stillman
see Kohen, Moise (Tekinalp) Norman A. Stillman

Israel Andalusian Orchestra

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see Music Norman A. Stillman

Francos

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see Italian Jews (Benei Roma); Leghorn (Livorno) Norman A. Stillman

Tamnougalt

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see Dra’a Norman A. Stillman

Hellenistic sources

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see Sefer Josippon …
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