Abraham ben Solomon Treves
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Abraham ben Solomon Treves (Ẓarfati) (Hebrew: אברהם בן שלמה טריויש; c. 1470–1552) was a Jewish scholar of the 16th century. He emigrated from Italy to Turkey, where he officiated as rabbi of German and Portuguese congregations in Adrianople and various other cities. He favored the Sephardic ritual, and corresponded with David Cohen and Elijah Mizrahi. From one of his letters to Joseph Caro (Abḳat Rokel, No. 34) it appears that he was a physician also. He was the first scholar to quote the Kol Bo, and was the author of Birkat Abraham, a work on the ritual.
Jewish Encyclopedia bibliography
- Marco Mortara, Indice, p. 66;
- Zunz, Ritus, p. 32, note b;
- Moritz Steinschneider, Cat Bodl. col. 711;
- Benjacob, Oẓar ha-Sefarim, p. 87;
- Azulai, Shem ha-Gedolim, ii.20;
- Brüll's Jahrb. i.109-111.