Ashkenazi, Tzevi (Hakham Tzevi)
- (1660-1718)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.
Dictionary of Jewish Biography. Dan Cohn-Sherbok.
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