The Maharil Habib

Moses ibn Ḥabib, b. 1654, d. 1696. Palestinian scholar of illustrious lineage who became chief rabbi of the Ottoman Empire during the 17th century. Best known for his thorough writings on marriage and divorce, and for his Tosafot Yom haKippurim – an incisive commentary on Massekhet Yoma.

Read more in the Jewish Encyclopedia.

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