Rabbi Hayyim TOLEDANO (b. about 1627, d. about 1680),
Rabbi and Kabbalist in Meknes.
Copied kabbalistic and ethical works, including Yehah Yakar of
R. Abraham GALANTE which was brought to him by the emissary Elisha ASHKENAZI --
the father of Nathan of Gaza -- and She'arei Hokhmah of an Ashkenazi
author, thus contributing to their circulation in the west.
It is almost certain that he fought the Shabbatean movement as did
his relative Rabbi Daniel ben Joseph TOLEDANO
with whom he shares the position of dayan.
- Judah TOLEDANO
- Eliezer TOLEDANO (d. about 1730), among the wealthiest Moroccan merchants and a member of the
circle of Negidim which included Abraham MAYMERAN and Moses ibn Attar.
Together with Maimon TOLEDANO (Link needed?) he leased the meat tax of the community.
- Rabbi Solomon TOLEDANO (the MaHaRShat) (d. 1789).
Leading Rabbi in Meknes and a member of the
Bet Din of Rabbi Jacob ben Moses TOLEDANO (the MaHaRiT).
He is said to have performed miracles, and to the present day the sick prostrate themselves
and pray at his tomb.
He wrote a work of legal decisions entitled Piskei MaHaRShat.
- Habib TOLEDANO
- Eliezer TOLEDANO married daughter of Baruch TOLEDANO
- Habib TOLEDANO (b. about 1800, d. 1870) brought up in Meknes.
Prior to 1825 he travelled to Gibraltar where he collected funds to save the members of
his community from the famine which then ravaged Morocco. From there he went to Tunis and Italy where
he published his commentary on the Haggadah, Peh Yesharim (Leghorn, 1834) and
Terumat ha-Kodesh (Leghorn, 1842).
- Abraham TOLEDANO.
Children: Jedidiah TOLEDANO and David TOLEDANO.
- Moses TOLEDANO.
- Daniel TOLEDANO
- Rabbi Moses TOLEDANO was a disciple of the brothers
R. Hayyim TOLEDANO and
R. Jacob TOLEDANO.
From 1769, he was a member of the bet din of the
He left many works on the Torah which his
son-in-law R. Meir TOLEDANO edited,
summarized and published as Melekhet ha-Kodesh (Leghorn, 1803).
He legal decisions were published as Ha-SHAMAYim ha-Hadashim.
- Rabbi Hayyim TOLEDANO (1703-1783), renowned for his piety, was rabbi in Sale.
He was a disciple of Moses BERDUGO (Link needed?) and wrote legal decisions
(Teshuvot MaHaRHaT shel Sale), kinot, and piyyutim.
- Rabbi Moses TOLEDANO (1643-1723) leading Rabbi of Meknes.
Corresponded on halakhic questions with R. Menahem SERERO, R. Vidal ha-SARFATI, and others.
Some of his responsa and legal decisions were published in the works of Moroccan hakhamim.
He held rabbinical office together with his brother Habib TOLEDANO.
- Rabbi Habib TOLEDANO (1658-1716). Corresponded extensively with the hakhamim of Fez.
- daughter married
- daughter married Moses TOLEDANO
Thanks to Yacov Tal TOLEDANO (b. 1932 Jerusalem) author
of The History of TOLEDANO Families
published in Sharsheret Hadorot, of The Israel Genealogical Society,
and to Moshe EBNER
for information on the TOLEDANO Family.
Also see Encyclopedia Judaica 22 Volume Set
Daniel E. LOEB,