Falk, Jacob Joshua ben Tzevi Hirsch

   Polish rabbi and halakhic authority. He was born in Krakow and lived and worked in Lwow before serving as rabbi in the communities of Tarnow, Kurow and Lesko. In 1717 he became rabbi of Lwow; from 1730 to 1734 he was rabbi of Berlin, and he later became rabbi of Metz and Frankfurt am Main. His Penei Yehoshua is an outstanding work of novellae on the Talmud.

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  • Jacob Joshua ben Tzevi Hirsch Falk — (1680 1756)    Polish talmudist. He served as a rabbi in several Polish and German cities; his yeshivah at Lwow became the centre of rabbinic learning in Poland. In 1730 he became a rabbi in Berlin and later in Frankfurt am Main, though he… …   Dictionary of Jewish Biography

  • KABBALAH — This entry is arranged according to the following outline: introduction general notes terms used for kabbalah the historical development of the kabbalah the early beginnings of mysticism and esotericism apocalyptic esotericism and merkabah… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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