Ovadia Hedaya

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Ovadia Hedaya
עובדיה הדאיה
Ovadia Hedaya 1959.jpg
Born 24 December 1889
Jerusalem, Mutassarifate of Jerusalem, Ottoman Empire
Died 8 February 1969
(aged 79)
Language Hebrew
Ethnicity Jewish
Citizenship Israeli
Notable awards Israel Prize (1968)

Ovadia Hedaya (Hebrew: עובדיה הדאיה‎‎, 24 December 1889 – 8 February 1969) was a leading Israeli rabbi.

Biography[edit]

Rabbi Hadaya was born in 1889 in Jerusalem, the son of rabbi Shalom Hedaya from Aleppo, Ottoman Syria. In 1945, he succeeded his father as head of the Yeshivat haMekubalim (Kabbalists Yeshiva) at Beit El Synagogue, the center of kabbalistic study in Jerusalem.

Awards and honours[edit]

  • In 1968, Rabbi Hedaya was awarded the Israel Prize, in Rabbinical literature.[1]

Published works[edit]

  • Yaskil Avdi (ישכיל עבדי‎): (Eight volumes)

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