Benveniste, Hayyim ben Israel

   Turkish rabbinic codifier. He was born in Constantinople and served as a rabbi in Smyrna. He was opposed to the Shabbetaian movement. His Keneset ha-Gedolah is a guide to the halakhah embodying decisions made after the completion of the Shulhan Arukh.

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  • ISRAEL PRIZE — The Israel Prize, instituted in 1953, is awarded by the minister of education and culture on the recommendation of judges appointed for each subject for outstanding work in the following fields: Jewish Studies (and Rabbinical Literature),… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • BOTON, ḤIYYA ABRAHAM BEN AARON DI — (17th century), rabbi and Ereẓ Israel emissary. Ḥiyya di Boton was a grandson of abraham b. moses di boton , and apparently studied in Gallipoli under his uncle, meir di boton . In 1648 he was in Smyrna, where he was a member of the bet din of… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • TRANI, JOSEPH BEN MOSES — (1568–1639), rabbi and halakhist. Trani, known as the Maharit (Morenu ha Rav Joseph Trani), was born in Safed, the youngest son of moses b. joseph trani . Joseph, 12 years old when his father died, was taken into the home of Solomon sagis , a… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • David ben Naphtali Fränkel — or David Hirschel Fränkel, (c. 1704 – April 4, 1762), was a Jewish German rabbi. Born in Berlin, for a time he was rabbi of Dessau. He became chief rabbi of Berlin in 1742. Fränkel exercised a great influence as teacher over Moses Mendelssohn,… …   Wikipedia

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  • MODAI, ḤAYYIM — (d. 1794), Safed scholar. In 1749 Modai journeyed to Europe as an emissary of the Safed community. Passing through Egypt, he came across a manuscript of geonic responsa which he published 43 years later under the title Sha arei Ẓedek (Salonika,… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • JACOB BEN ASHER — (1270?–1340), halakhic authority. Jacob was the son of asher b. jehiel (the Rosh), under whom he studied. In 1303 he accompanied his father from Germany to Toledo, where he lived in great poverty, shunning rabbinical office and devoting all his… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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