Capsali, Moses

(1420-96/97)
   Turkish rabbi. He was born in Crete. He served as a rabbi in Constantinople under Byzantine rule. After the conquest of the city by the Turks in 1453, he was the most important rabbi in the Ottoman empire and became the spiritual and communal leader in the city.

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