Horowitz, Isaiah

(c. 1565-1630)
   Scholar and kabbalist. He was born in Prague. He became av bet din of Dubno in 1600, and av bet din and head of the yeshivah of Ostraha in 1602. He later served as av bet din of Frankfurt am Main and rabbi of Prague. After the death of his wife, he settled in Jerusalem, where he became the rabbi of the Ashkenazi community. His Two Tablets of the Convenant is a study of Jewish laws and customs influenced by the kabbalah. He was known as 'Sheloah' a name derived from the title of this work (Shene Luh ot ha-Berit).

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  • HOROWITZ, ISAIAH BEN SHABBETAI SHEFTEL — (1632–1689), rabbi, grandson of isaiah b. abraham horowitz (Shelah). Isaiah Horowitz was born in Frankfurt. He studied there under his father and when his father was appointed rabbi of Posen in 1643, he continued to study at his yeshivah in that… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • HOROWITZ, ISAIAH BEN JACOB HA-LEVI — (1633–1695 or 1698), Polish rabbi and author, grandson of the author of the Shelah, isaiah horowitz . Born in Cracow, Horowitz obtained his early education there and then proceeded to the yeshivah of Brest Litovsk and subsequently to Vilna. In… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • HOROWITZ, ISAIAH BEN ABRAHAM HA-LEVI — (called Ha Shelah ha Kadosh, the holy Shelah, from the initials of the title of his major work; 1565?–1630), rabbi, kabbalist, and communal leader. Horowitz was born in Prague, but as a youth he moved to Poland with his father, who was his first… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Isaiah Horowitz — (Hebrew: ישעיה הלוי הורוביץ; c. 1565 March 24, 1630 / 11 Nissan 5390 on the Hebrew calendar), was a well known rabbi and mystic. He is also known as Shelah HaKadosh the Holy Shelah (של ה) from the title of his best known work.BiographyThe Shelah… …   Wikipedia

  • Horowitz — (האָראָװיץ ,הוֹרוֹביץ) is a surname which can refer to one of several prominent people.The name has its origin in the Yiddish placename equivalent to the German name of the town of Hořovice in Bohemia.*Adam Horowitz, American TV show writer… …   Wikipedia

  • HOROWITZ — HOROWITZ, a family of rabbis and scholars that also included writers, communal workers, and personalities active in all spheres of Jewish life. The Horowitz s were levites. The family originated in the 15th century, taking its name from the small …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • HOROWITZ — HOROWITZ, Canadian family. ISAIAH HOROWITZ (Yeshayah ben Asher Ezekiel ha Levi, Ish Horovits; 1883–1978), rabbi and author. Isaiah Horowitz, who was born in Safed, traced his paternal lineage back 11 generations to a central figure in Polish… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • HOROWITZ, ABRAHAM BEN ISAIAH — (1671–1744), Polish rabbi. Horowitz, born in Leipnik, Moravia, studied under his father, isaiah b. shabbetai sheftel horowitz . He assisted his father in his activities and accompanied him at the sessions of the Council of the Four Lands.… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • HOROWITZ, SHABBETAI SHEFTEL BEN AKIVA — (c. 1561–1619), author of kabbalistic works. Horowitz was a son of Akiva, called the holy, and a cousin of isaiah horowitz , author of Shenei Luḥot ha Berit. He was born in Prague where he practiced as a physician. Considering Kabbalah the only… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • HOROWITZ, JACOB BEN ABRAHAM — (d. 1622), talmudist and kabbalist. Jacob was a brother of isaiah b. abraham horowitz . He studied under Judah Loew b. Bezalel (the Maharal) of Prague. In c. 1590 he lived in Szczebrzeszyn but held no official post there and is sometimes referred …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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