Isaac ben Moses of Vienna (Isaac Or Zarua)

   Bohemian halakhic authority. He became known as Isaac Or Zarua from the title of his halakhic work Or Zarua. This study is arranged on the basis of the Talmud, and contains commen-taries on talmudic subjects, together with earlier codifications and responsa. It also includes material about medieval Jewish life in Germany, France and Italy.

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