Toledano, Jacob Moses
- (1880–1960)Israel Sephardi religious leader. Toledano came from a distinguished Moroccan family of rabbis and merchants, going back to the expulsion of the Jews from Spain in 1492. The name is derived from Toledo in Spain. His father emigrated to Palestine, and he was born in Tiberias. Toledano served as a rabbi in Tangiers and Egypt, and was appointed chief rabbi of Alexandria in 1937. He became the Sephardi chief rabbi of Tel Aviv in 1942, and the Israel minister of religious affairs in 1958. Among his many works is a history of the Jews of Morocco, published in 1911.
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