Zimra, David ben Solomon ibn Avi (David ben Solomon ibn Zimra; Radbaz)
- (fl. 16th cent)Spanish talmudist and kabbalist. He was born in Spain, and studied in Safed, Fez and Cairo, where he became chief rabbi. He later returned to Spain and served as a dayyan. He composed responsa, a commentary on Maimonides' Mishneh Torah, kabbalistic works and talmudic novellae.
Dictionary of Jewish Biography. Dan Cohn-Sherbok.
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DAVID BEN SOLOMON IBN ABI (Avi, Ben Abi) ZIMRA — (known as RaDBaZ = Rabbi David Ben Abi Zimra; 1479–1573), talmudic scholar, halakhic authority, and kabbalist. Abi Zimra was born in Spain into a wealthy family, but by the age of 13 he was in Safed (possibly going via Fez – see Sambari in… … Encyclopedia of Judaism
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