Pimienta, Abraham
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Born in Tangier into a family of rabbis and community leaders, Abraham Pimienta (1860–1924) was the son of Rabbi Moses Pimienta(a candidate for the chief rabbinate in 1855) and Simy Bengio (whose father, Mordecai, became chief rabbi). He attended the Alliance Israélite Universelle school and was one of the first students to be taught accounting by  Albert Israel. He also attended the AIU teacher-training school in Paris, the École Normale Israélite Orientale, and was an Alliance teacher in Tunis before returning to Tangier, where he was employed by the Landon firm of Bord…

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Mitchell Serels, “Pimienta, Abraham”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 18 October 2017
First published online: 2010



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