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I'm writing something for which I need a capsule biography of him. So far, about all I know is:

  • He is the father-in-law of (יבלח"ט) R. Ovadiah Yosef.
  • He was an important figure in the Syrian Jewish community in Jerusalem.
  • He passed away on 19 Tammuz 5741.

Anyone know where else I can find useful information?

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I don't know about the reliability of familytrees.genopro.com/RaymondM/…, and it doesn't have much info, but it may help some. It indicates some other family members' names and dates. (To find the rishon l'tziyon, follow the hyperlinks through Zhiya and Margalit.) – msh210 Sep 26 '11 at 3:08
@msh210, thanks. However, it doesn't have R. Avraham's own dates. – Alex Sep 26 '11 at 19:06
there's a picture of Ovadya Yosef with his father-in-law in this publication: sephardiclegacy.com/pdf/June2010Yosef.pdf – Menachem Nov 1 '11 at 3:16

He wrote a book about of divrei Torah on parachat hachavoua. I think it's entitled Vayaan Avraham or Vayomer Avraham. Maybe there is a biography as introduction.

Bli neder, I will check it this Chabbat in my shul.

Chabbat chalom.

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It's Vayomer Avraham. I think I looked in it and didn't find anything, but I don't recall; so yes, if you find anything, that would help. – Alex Mar 16 '12 at 16:08
@Alex, sorry for the delay. I had a look on the first volume and there is a little biography at the beginning (approx. 6 pages). – allced Apr 25 '12 at 8:38

In the introduction to Va'yomer Avraham, there is the following information:

  • His middle name was "Moshe"
  • His father was "Chacham Moshe ben Siti"
  • His first wife was "Zechiah bat Mazal"
  • He mentions another woman, possibly a second wife, "Sultana bat Cheftzi-Bah"
  • He had a son "Avigdor" who died young

There is also a picture of him in the book.

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His middle name was his father's name? – Double AA Oct 10 '13 at 23:40
@DoubleAA That is not unknown among some groups of sephardim, I understand specifically Moroccans. – yakatz Oct 11 '13 at 4:22
Welcome to the site, user3361, and thanks for your answer. Bibliographic info on the book you're citing would much improve your answer: you can edit it right in. I hope you stick around and enjoy the site! (You may also wish to change your username, unless you're attached to the number 3361.) – msh210 Oct 15 '13 at 3:43

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