R. Moses b. Solomon Ibn Habib (c. 1654–1696), Turkish rabbi and author. He was born in Salonika, a descendant of R. Levi ben Habib and went to Jerusalem in his youth. He studied in the yeshivah of R. Jacob Hagiz and from c. 1677 to 1679 he traveled as an emissary of Jerusalem, reaching as far as Budapest. In 1688 Habib was appointed head of the yeshivah in Jerusalem maintained by the philanthropist Moses ibn Ya'ish, of Constantinople. In the following year, on the death of R. Moses Galante, Habib was appointed to succeed him as chief rabbi of Jerusalem (1689). His grandson, R. Jacob Culi, who published most of his grandfather's works, also had in his possession a number of other manuscripts which he used in his own work Me-Am Lo'ez (Constantinople, 1733). He wrote the following additional works: Get Pashut (Ortakoi, 1719), on the laws of divorce and halizah; Ezrat Nashim (ibid., 1731), on the laws of agunah. R. H. J. D. Azulai states that most of Habib's responsa were lost at sea; however some have survived, and have been published, part in Kol Gadol (Jerusalem, 1907), and part in the works of contemporary scholars (Devar Sha'ul, 1927). Moses also wrote a commentary on the Jerusalem Talmud entitled Penei Moshe of which tractates Berakhot, Pe'ah, and Demai are extant in manuscript (Sassoon Ms. 592).
הסכמות: ר' יוסף משטיינהארט, פירדא, כז טבת תקכ"ה; ר' נתנאל אשכנזי ווייל מפראג, קארלסרוא, כד טבת תקכ"ה.