Emden, Jacob Israel (Yavetz)

(1697-1776)
   Danish halakhic authority. He was born in Altona. He served as rabbi at Emden from 1728 to 1733, when he returned to Altona and set up a printing press. He regarded Shabbetaianism as a danger to Judaism and engaged in a prolonged dispute about this movement with Jonathan Eibeschutz. He wrote studies on halakhic subjects as well as polemical pamphlets.

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