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The 1901 Jewish Encyclopedia

Alkalai, Abraham Ben Samuel

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Casuist, who lived in Turkey in the latter part of the eighteenth century and beginning of the nineteenth. He wrote "Zekor le-Abraham" (Remember Abraham), in which the laws of the four Ṭ urim are alphabetically arranged and commented upon. The work appeared in two volumes, at Salonica, in 1798, and was reedited by Judah Ḥ ai Alkalai at Josefow, 1840. Alkalai also published two volumes of responsa under the title of "Ḥ esed le-Abraham" (Mercy to Abraham), Salonica, 1813-14.

Bibliography : Zedner, Cat. Hebr. Books Brit. Mus. p. 43.H. G. E.

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Singer, Isidore, Ph.D, Projector and Managing Editor. Entry for 'Alkalai, Abraham Ben Samuel'. 1901 The Jewish Encyclopedia. 1901.

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