- AROLLIA, ISAAC BEN MOSES
- AROLLIA, ISAAC BEN MOSES (16th century), Salonikan rabbi and author. Arollia was a disciple of Joseph Taitaẓak\>\> . He is the author of Beit Tefillah (Salonika, 1583), a kabbalistic commentary on the liturgy; Tanḥumot El (ibid., 1578), sermons on the Pentateuch; and Makhil Kohelet (ibid., 1573), on Ecclesiastes. His halakhic decisions are cited in Divrei Rivot (ibid., 1582) of Isaac Adarbi. The Arollia family is widespread in the Middle East, where many of its members are known as Aroyo, Alroy, and Ben Aroloyo. -BIBLIOGRAPHY: Conforte, Kore, 39b; Rosanes, Togarmah, 2 (1938), 68. (Itzhak Alfassi)
Encyclopedia Judaica. 1971.