Ashkenazi, Jacob


Ashkenazi, Jacob
(1550-1626)
   Polish rabbinic scholar. He wrote (in Yiddish) the Tz'enah u-Re'enah, a compendium of rabbinic commentaries on the Pentateuch. His Sepher ha-Maggid is based on the Prophets and Hagiographa.

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  • ASHKENAZI, ẒEVI HIRSCH BEN JACOB — (also known as the Ḥakham Zevi; 1660–1718), rabbi and halakhist. Both his father, Jacob Sak, a renowned scholar, and his maternal grandfather, ephraim b. jacob ha kohen , had escaped from Vilna to Moravia during the 1655 Cossack uprising. It was… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • ASHKENAZI, BEZALEL BEN ABRAHAM — (c. 1520–1591/94), talmudist and halakhic authority. Ashkenazi was born in Jerusalem or in Safed, where he studied in his youth under Israel di curiel . About 1540 he went to Egypt where he studied in Cairo under david b. solomon ibn Abi Zimra.… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • ASHKENAZI, ABRAHAM BEN JACOB — (1811–1880), Sephardi chief rabbi of Ereẓ Israel. Ashkenazi was born in Larissa, in Greece, but c. 1820 his family settled in Jerusalem where he studied under Samuel Arvaẓ, and was successively appointed a dayyan in the bet din of Benjamin… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • ASHKENAZI, JONAH BEN JACOB — (d. 1745), Hebrew printer in Turkey. Born in Zalośce (in the province of Lemberg), Poland, Ashkenazi immigrated to Turkey and settled in Constantinople. In 1710 he established a new printing press, using characters which he had engraved himself.… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Ashkenazi Hebrew — is the pronunciation system for Biblical and Mishnaic Hebrew favored for liturgical use by Ashkenazi Jewish practice. Its phonology was influenced by languages with which it came into contact, such as Yiddish and various Slavic languages. It… …   Wikipedia

  • Ashkenazi (surname) — Ashkenazi is a surname, and may refer to:*Bezalel Ashkenazi, rabbi and Talmud scholar of the 16th century *Eliezer ben Elijah Ashkenazi, rabbi, Talmudist, and physician *Gabi Ashkenazi, Chief of the Israel Defense Forces General Staff *Jacob ben… …   Wikipedia

  • Jacob Emden — (he|יעקב עמדן) (the Yabets) was a Jewish rabbi and notable talmudist, and prominent opponent of the Shabbethaians. He was born at Altona June 4, 1697, and died there April 19, 1776. He was the son of the Chacham Tzvi, and a great great grandson… …   Wikipedia

  • ASHKENAZI, LEON — (1922–1996), French Israeli educator and rabbi. Son of the last Great Rabbi of Algeria, Leon Ashkenazi once defined himself as a son of Algeria, of Jewish denomination and envisioned the course of own life, from Oran and Algiers to Paris and then …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • ASHKENAZI, JUDAH BEN JOSEPH — (1730?–1791), rabbi and rosh yeshivah of Smyrna. Ashkenazi was a judge in matters of tax assessment and taught Talmud and codes in the city s yeshivot. Moses b. Joshua Soncino later financed the establishment of a yeshivah (Maḥazikei ha Torah)… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Jacob ben Abraham Faitusi — (d. July 1812, Algiers) was a Tunisian Jewish scholar. He settled in the later part of his life at Jerusalem, whence he was sent as a collector of alms to Italy and Algeria.Faitusi was the author of Berit Ya aqob (Livorno, 1800), the contents of… …   Wikipedia


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