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Gerez, Josef Habib

GEREZ, JOSEF HABIB (1926– ), painter, poet. He was the personal secretary of the chief rabbi of Turkey, Rabbi David Asseo, between 1961 and 1985. He published several collections of poems: Gönülden Damlalar (1952), Renklerin Akını (1954), Savrulan Zaman (1955), Acılı Bitimler (1960), Dar Açılar (1965), Arayış İçinde (1967), Büyük Güzel (1969), and Başını Alıp Giden Dünya (1970), all appearing in Istanbul. He received several awards for his paintings.