Abraham ibn Zimra

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The shrine of Abraham ben Zmirro and his six sons in Safi, Morocco

Abraham ibn Zimra (French: Abraham Benzamiro) was a Spanish rabbi, physician and diplomat who fled to Morocco following the Spanish inquisition.

Descended from a well-known and respected Sephardi family, ibn Zimra settled in Safi, Morocco following the expulsion from Spain in 1492. He was a talented calligrapher and composed poetry in Hebrew and Arabic.[1]

He is buried in Safi with his six siblings and his tomb is the site of an annual pilgrimage.[2]


  1. ^ Universiṭah ha-ʻIvrit bi-Yerushalayim. Merkaz le-omanut Yehudit (1992). Jewish art. Center for Jewish Art of the Hebrew University. p. 172. Retrieved 17 August 2011. 
  2. ^ Alfred de Montesquiou. Jewish pilgrims converge on town in Morocco, Associated Press (2008-07-08). Accessdate 2008-07-13.