Farhi, Hayyim Mu'Allim

(c. 1760-1820)
   Palestinian statesman. He entered the service of Ahmad al-Jazzar Pasha in Damascus and was responsible for Palestine's treasury affairs. He participated in the city of Acre's stand against Napoleon in 1799. Later he was imprisoned, but was restored under Al-Jazzar's successor, Suleiman Pasha (ruled 1805-18). He acted as the protector of the Jews of Palestine.

Dictionary of Jewish Biography. .

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.