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Yitshak Abulafia’s Troubled Path to Rabbinic Office in Damascus

Yaron Harel

in Intrigue and Revolution: Chief Rabbis in Aleppo, Baghdad, and Damascus, 1774-1914

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113874
eISBN:
9781800340237
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113874.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter focuses on Rabbi Yitshak Abulafia's struggle against the extended family of Rabbi Shalom Moses Hai Gagin of Jerusalem and the gevir Shemaiah Angel of Damascus. Rabbi Ephraim Mercado ... More


The Appointment and Deposition of Rabbi Yitshak Abulafia

Yaron Harel

in Intrigue and Revolution: Chief Rabbis in Aleppo, Baghdad, and Damascus, 1774-1914

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113874
eISBN:
9781800340237
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113874.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter describes the events that led to the removal of Rabbi Yitshak Abulafia not long after he finally overcame the obstacles to his appointment to the office of ḥakham bashi. Rabbi Abulafia's ... More


The Appointment and Removal of Rabbi Solomon Eli’ezer Mercado Alfandari in Damascus

Yaron Harel

in Intrigue and Revolution: Chief Rabbis in Aleppo, Baghdad, and Damascus, 1774-1914

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113874
eISBN:
9781800340237
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113874.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter assesses the appointment and removal of Rabbi Solomon Eli'ezer Mercado Alfandari as ḥakham bashi in Damascus. At the end of October of 1894, Rabbi Alfandari arrived in Damascus, where ... More


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