A Short Tribute
Hacham Abraham Halua, son of Isaac, was born in Jerusalem in 1921. He began his Torah studies with the sages of Jerusalem, where he also married and had four children; his son was Hacham Shimon Ben Tzion Halua.
In 1887 he set out as a rabbinic emissary for the Sephardi kollel study houses of Jerusalem, the Maghreb Community Committee and the Beit El kabbalist yeshiva, traveling to the Jewish communities of the East, North Africa, Italy and the Balkan. He reached Iraq in 1889 and, in 1896, arrived in Tunis. He remained there for several years as Hacham Yehuda Germon's guest, and edited his book Minhat Abraham, published in Livorno in 1901. In 1908, he reached Damascus.
Hacham Abraham Halua passed away in Marseille, France, on 19 Adar Aleph, 5691 (1921).