R. Ephraim b. Abraham Ardit (1700–1767), rabbi and preacher. He first engaged in business in his native Smyrna, but later studied there in the yeshivot, and was afterward appointed rabbi of Smyrna. He left manuscripts of glosses on the Talmud written by Spanish scholars; among them R. Jonah b. Abraham Gerondi's Aliyyot on Bava Batra which appeared in Shitah Mekubbezet (Salonika, 1791). These glosses were found by Ardit's grandson Isaac, author of Sha'ar ha-Melekh. Ephraim's family published Matteh Efrayim. A collection of Ephraim's homilies was extant in manuscript at Smyrna until World War I.