GABBAI IZIDRO (Ysidro), ABRAHAM (d. 1755), Sephardi rabbi. A Spanish Marrano, his wife was tried by the Inquisition while he escaped to London and reentered Judaism. He studied later with David Israel *Attias in Amsterdam and published in 1724 a sermon containing some interesting autobiographical details. Thereafter he was rabbi in *Surinam and then *Barbados. In old age, he returned to London where he died. He left in manuscript a kabbalistic verse commentary, Yad Avraham on the *Azharot, which was published (Amsterdam, 1758) by his widow, who had settled in Bayonne.


Kayserling, Bibl, 48; JHSAP, 29 (1925), 13.

[Cecil Roth]

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