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.

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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

  • KABBALAH — This entry is arranged according to the following outline: introduction general notes terms used for kabbalah the historical development of the kabbalah the early beginnings of mysticism and esotericism apocalyptic esotericism and merkabah… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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