Elyashar, Jacob Saul ben Eliezer Jeroham

   Palestinian Sephardi rabbi. He was born in Safed. He was appointed dayyan in Jerusalem in 1853 and became head of the bet din in 1869. In 1893 he became Sephardi chief rabbi of Palestine. He wrote thousands of responsa to questions from Ashkenazim and Sephardim throughout the world.

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  • ELYASHAR, JACOB SAUL BEN ELIEZER JEROHAM — (1817–1906), Sephardi chief rabbi of Ereẓ Israel (rishon le Ẓion). A grandson of Jacob ben Ḥayyim Elyashar , he was born in Safed. His father, a dayyan, shoḥet, and cantor there, was arrested by the Turkish authorities, but succeeded in escaping… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • AḤARONIM — (Heb. אַחֲרוֹנִים; lit. the later (authorities), a term used to designate the later rabbinic authorities, in contrast to the rishonim , the earlier authorities. Although scholars differ as to the exact chronological dividing line between the two …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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