Attar, Hayyim ben Moses ben


Attar, Hayyim ben Moses ben
(1696-1743)
   North African kabbalist. Born in Morocco, he lived in Livorno and later settled in Jerusalem, where he founded the Midrash Keneset Israel Yeshivah. His Or ha-Hayyim is a commentary on the Pentateuch.

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