Araki (Harav Shalom Ben Pinchas) Shalom Habakuk
Born: 1861
Birth Place:
Immigrated: 1909
Arrived: 1909
Residence in the Village:
Departed to:
Died: 1941
Belonging to Group
Araki Pinchas
Araki Hedya
    Araki (Harav Shalom Ben Pinchas) Shalom Habakuk   Araki Adva    
        Araki Simcha Other Partner

The Rav Shalom Habakuk Iraqui was born in Yemen, a spiritual leader and one of the organizers of the large wave of immigrants from northern Yemen that came to Eretz Israel in 1909. It is said of him that in the port town of Aden he bought the boat tickets for people who could not afford to pay their passage and also helped people along the way from Aden to Jaffa.
In the country he worked in the almond groves and vineyards and later was the ritual slaughterer in the village and the Rav of the Yemenites who enacted marriage ceremonies and performed circumcisions.