Ragoler, Elijah ben Jacob

   Lithuanian talmudist. He was born in Sogindat in the Zamut region, and became known throughout Lithuania for his talmudic knowledge; he was also an expert on kabbalah. He served as rabbi of Slobodka in the Ukraine (1824-40) and later Kalisz in Poland. He was a fierce opponent of religious reform. He produced manuscript studies in all spheres of Torah study.

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  • RAGOLER, ELIJAH BEN JACOB — (1794–1850), Lithuanian talmudist. Ragoler was born in Sogindat in the Zamut region. His only teacher was his father Jacob, a distinguished scholar and wealthy merchant. In his youth Elijah acquired a comprehensive knowledge of the Talmud, the… …   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

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