Intrigue and revolution : chief rabbis in Aleppo, Baghdad, and Damascus, 1744-1914

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Full title: Intrigue and revolution : chief rabbis in Aleppo, Baghdad, and Damascus, 1744-1914 / Yaron Harel ; translated by Yehonatan Chipman.
Alternative titles: Ben tekhakhim le-mahpekhah. English
Main author: Harel, Yaron, (Author)
Other authors: Chipman, Yehonatan, (Translator)
Format: Book           


Table of Contents:
  • Part I: Harbingers of upheaval. 1. Sadkah Houssin's struggle for control over the Baghdad community
  • 2. Raphael Solomon Laniado and the struggle in Aleppo against the inheritance of the rabbinate
  • Part II: Rabbis of the reform. 3. The saga of Raphael Kassin: from {H.}akham Bashi in Baghdad to reform rabbi in Aleppo
  • 4. The Baghdad community torn between Rabbis Samoha and Dangoor
  • 5. Abraham Dweck Hakohen (Khalousi): the last {H.}akham Bashi born in Aleppo
  • 6. Yitshak Abulafia's troubled path to rabbinic office in Damascus
  • 7. The appointment and deposition of Rabbi Yitshak Abulafia
  • Part III: Rabbis of the revolution. 8. The appointment and removal of Rabbi Solomon Eli'ezer Mercado Alfandari in Damascus
  • 9. Jacob Danon's appointment as Rabbi of Chief Damascus and its consequences
  • 10. Hezekiah Shabetai's struggle against deposition in Aleppo
  • 11. The removal of the {H.}akham Bashi of Baghdad, David Pappo, by the young Turks.