Jacob ben Jacob Moses of Lissa

(d. 1832)
   Polish talmudist. He served as a rabbi at Kalisz, Lissa and Stryy. He was opposed to the Reform movment and to Hasidism. His Derekh ha-Hayyim is a compendium of Jewish practice.

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  • LAWAT, ABRAHAM DAVID BEN JUDAH LEIB — (1835–1890), ḥasidic rabbi and author in the Ukraine. From his youth Abraham David was attracted to Chabad Ḥasidism , being among the closest followers of menahem mendel schneersohn , author of Ẓemah Ẓedek. On the initiative of his teacher, he… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • LEWIN, JOSHUA HESHEL BEN ELIJAH ZE'EV HA-LEVI — (1818–1883), Lithuanian talmudist and author. Lewin was born in Vilna and studied under elijah ragoler . In his youth he was friendly with Mordecai Aaron Gunzberg, samuel joseph fuenn , and Julian Klaczko. In addition to his extensive talmudic… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • ELIJAH BEN SOLOMON ZALMAN — (the Vilna Gaon or Elijah Gaon ; acronym Ha GRA = Ha Gaon Rabbi Eliyahu; 1720–1797), one of the greatest spiritual and intellectual leaders of Jewry in modern times. A man of iron will, Elijah combined the personal life of an intellectual hermit… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • LONDON, JACOB BEN MOSES JUDAH — (first half of 18th century), rabbi and scholar. Born in Wesel, Germany, Jacob was taken to London as a child, when his father was appointed cantor there. There are those, however, who maintain he was born in London. When his father died, Jacob… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • PRZYSUCHA (Pshishkha), JACOB ISAAC BEN ASHER — (ha Yehudi ha Kadosh, the holy Jew ; 1766(?)–1814), ḥasidic rebbe, the founder of Pshiskha Ḥasidism, in Poland. R. Jacob Isaac was born in przedborz , Poland, to a rabbinic family. In his youth he was a student of R. David Tevele b. Nathan of… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • EGER (Eiger), AKIVA (The Younger) BEN MOSES GUENS — EGER (Eiger), AKIVA ( The Younger ) BEN MOSES GUENS (1761–1837), German rabbi. Born in Eisenstadt, Eger went to Breslau at an early age to study under his uncle, Benjamin Wolf Eger, and Ḥayyim Jonah Teomim Fraenkel. In 1780, he went to live with… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • PINNER, EPHRAIM MOSES BEN ALEXANDER SUSS-KIND — (c. 1800–1880), talmudist. Born in Pinne (district of Poznan), Pinner studied Talmud under Rabbi jacob of Lissa. In 1831 he compiled an abbreviated form of the Talmud, Kiẓẓur Talmud Yerushalmi ve Talmud Bavli. Pinner is best known for his… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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