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SCHOR, (MOSES) EPHRAIM SOLOMON (the Elder):

Polish rabbi; died in Lublin in 1633. He was the son of Naphtali Hirsch of Moravia and a descendant of the tosafist Joseph Bekor Schor. Ephraim Solomon married Hannele, the daughter of Saul Wahl of Brest-Litovsk, of which city he later became rabbi. He succeeded R. Samuel Edels (MaHaRSHA) as rabbi of Lublin, where he remained until his death.

Schor was the author of a work entitled "Tebu'ot Shor," an abridgment of Joseph Caro's "Bet Yosef." He is sometimes called the elder "Tebu'ot Shor," to distinguish him from his brother's great-grandson Alexander Sender Shor of Zolkiev, who was the author of a work bearing the same name. Ephraim Solomon's son Jacob, author of "Bet Ya'aḳob," on Sanhedrin, was rabbi of Brest-Litovsk from 1652 to 1655.

Bibliography:
  • Walden, Shem ha-Gedolim he-Ḥadash, p. 45;
  • Feinstein, 'Ir Tehillah, pp. 24, 26, 153, Warsaw, 1886;
  • Nissenbaum, Le-Ḳorot ha-Yehudim be-Lublin, pp. 35-36, Lublin, 1899.
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