Joshua Heshel ben Jacob of Lublin

(1595-1663)
   Polish rabbi. Born in Lublin, he succeeded his father as a rabbi of the community in 1650. Later he succeeded Yom Tov Lipmann Heller as rabbi of Krakow. Subsequently he moved to Vienna and sought to exert pressure on the government in the interests of Jewry. He eventually returned to Poland, where he continued his educational activities. He was a noted hahakhic authority.

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