Pereira, Abraham Israel Rodrigues, Tómas

(d. 1699)
   Spanish religious leader and writer. He escaped from the Spanish Inquisition to the Netherlands, where he founded a Talmud Torah in Amsterdam. He also established the Hesed Abraham yeshivah at Hebron. A member of the Shabbetaian movement, he wrote La certeza del camino to encourage marranos to repent in preparation for the messianic age. He set out for Palestine to meet Shabbetai Tzevi but stopped in Italy.

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