Ifargan, Jacob
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Jacob ben Isaac Ifargan(also al-Fargān or Ifergan) was a noted rabbi and kabbalist in Morocco during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. He was known as “the purifier” (ha-ṣoref), and as the “son of Isaac known as Ibn Sannah.” The name Ifargan is discussed by Laredo (p. 358).

Ifargan lived in Tarundant, but left in 1598 because of a plague and spent a period wandering between villages. In his works, he admiringly quotes his teacher, Moses ben Maimon Elbaz (known by his Hebrew acronym as Rambam Elbaz); he shows similar respect for his maternal uncle Judah ben Ḥanin (Ḥunayn), the book Avne …

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Moshe Hallamish, “Ifargan, Jacob”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 18 August 2017
First published online: 2010



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