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Author Harel, Yaron.
Title Ben tekhakhim le-mahpekhah. English.
Intrigue and revolution : chief rabbis in Aleppo, Baghdad, and Damascus, 1744-1914 / Yaron Harel ; translated by Yehonatan Chipman.
Imprint Oxford ; Portland, Oregon : Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, 2015.

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Author Harel, Yaron.
Series The Littman library of Jewish civilization.
Littman library of Jewish civilization (Series)
Subject Chief Rabbinate -- Syria -- Aleppo -- History.
Chief Rabbinate -- Syria -- Damascus -- History.
Chief Rabbinate -- Iraq -- Baghdad -- History.
Rabbis -- Syria -- Aleppo -- Office -- History.
Rabbis -- Syria -- Damascus -- Office -- History.
Rabbis -- Iraq -- Baghdad -- Office -- History.
Description 1 online resource.
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 Hakham 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 Hakham 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 Chief of Rabbi Damascus and its consequences -- 10. Hezekiah Shabetai's struggle against deposition in Aleppo -- 11. The removal of the Hakham Bashi of Baghdad, David Pappo, by the young Turks.
ISBN 9781789624878 (electronic bk.)
1789624878 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 1103507237
Additional Format Print version: 9781904113874 1904113877 (DLC) 2014036056 (OCoLC)227931298.

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