Ashkenazi, Tzevi (Hakham Tzevi)

   Moravian talmudist. He travelled widely and became head of the rabbinic academy in Altona, then in 1710 he settled in Amsterdam, where he was head of the Ashkenazim. After a controversy concerning Nehemiah Hayyon, a follower of Shabbetai Tzevi, he resigned his position in 1714. He subsequently settled in Lvov. His Hakham Tzevi, after which he was known, is a collection of responsa.

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