R. Abraham b. Jacob Motal(1568–1658), rabbi and dayyan of Salonika. R. Motal was born in Salonika, where he studied under R. Samuel Hayyun and R. Solomon ha-Kohen, whose works he transcribed. He served first as head of the yeshivah of the Old Lisbon community of the city, and on the death of R. Hayyim Shabbetai in 1647 succeeded him as Salonika's chief rabbi. Among his distinguished disciples were R. Aaron Lapapa, R. Benjamin Melamad of Smyrna, R. Samuel Adarbi, R. Abraham ibn Nahmias, R. Isaac Alkabez of Constantinople, R. Abraham Galanti, and R. Levi Passariel of Salonika. Of his many works, only Torat Nazir, on the tractate of that name, has been published (Salonika, 1821). Appended to it is his Kunteres Shemot ha-Gittin. Many of his halakhic discussions appear in the works of contemporary scholars but most of his responsa have remained in manuscript.
R. Isaac Albalia (d. 1842) was a decendent of a distinguished family of Spanish rabbinical scholars. He resided in Izmir where he led a large Yeshiva.
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