R. Manasseh ben Matlub Sutton (Sathun) Was born in Aram Zova (Aleppo) and died in Iskandrun (1876). Considered among the distinguished sages of Aleppo, R. Sutton was knowledgeable in all aspects of Torah learning, including the calendar and grammar. In addition, he was well informed in astronomy, mathematics, and engineering. R. Sutton supported himself through business initiatives. His other published works are Pirhei Shoshanim (Aram Zova, 1915) on spiritual development through stories, poems, and song; Klalei Dikdukei Ha-Kria (Aram Zova, 1914) on the rules of grammar effecting reading of the Torah (published with Peh Eliyahu); Matteh Menashe, three volumes of Hiddushim on Talmud and Rambam; and Siftei Zaddik on the Shulhan Arukh. Other works remain in manuscript. In 1870 he retired and moved to Jerusalem, but four years after was called to be Chief Rabbi of Aram Zova. In 1876 he was entreated to become rabbi of No-Amon in Egypt, but passed away in Alexandria before he could reach his new home.
הקדמה [הסכמה]: ר' אהרן עזריאל, ירושלם, אייר תרל"ד.
דף סב,ב-עה,א: תשובת... ר' משה פארדו; תשובת... ר' שמואל העליר.
בדף עה,ב-[1 ] "הסכמות" רבני ארם-צובא, ירושלים, חברון, צפת, טבריא, יפו, חיפה ודמשק, האוסרים את טקס ה"אינדולקו", עם מאות חתימות, וכן מכתבים מאת ר' חיים פאלאג'י ור' יעקב בוקאעי.