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Tzvi Eliezer ben David Charlap (ibn Yahya)

Hebrew: Tzvi Eliezer ben David (חרל''פ)
Also Known As: "Charlap", "אליעזר"
Birthplace: Salonika, Ottoman Empire, Greece
Death: Tykocin, Podlaskie Voivodeship, Poland
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Son of David ben Yehuda ibn Yahya, Charlap
Father of Shimon-Shaltiel Charlap Charlap and Perfet Charlap
Brother of Alexander Charlaf

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About Eliezer Charlap

Rabbi in Salonika and Constantinople. Eliezer ben David ibn Yahia was invited to be rabbi of Tykocin. Charlap is an acronym for Chiya Rosh leGolei Portugal (later Polin), meaning: Chiya the Head of Exiles in Portugal (Poland).Yahia is Arabic for Chiya, which is Aramaic for Chaim. The Ibn-Yahia family derived the name from Chiya al-Daudi. “Ibn Yahia” means “descendant of Yahia” (or Chiya); “al-Daudi” means “the Davidic” (descendant). We recall that Chiya al-Daudi, who died in Castile in 1154, was a descendant of the Babylonian-Persian-Iraqi Exilarchs.

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Eliezer Charlap's Timeline

Salonika, Ottoman Empire, Greece
Age 20
Tykocin, białostocki, Podlaskie, Poland
Age 35
Slonim, Slonim District, Grodno Region, Belarus
Tykocin, Podlaskie Voivodeship, Poland