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ZECHARIAH MENDEL BEN ARYEH LÖB:

Polish Talmudist of the eighteenth century; a native of Cracow, and in later life chief rabbi and head of the yeshibah at Belz, Galicia. He was the author of "Be'er Heṭeb," a well-known commentary on the Shulḥan 'Aruk, Yoreh De'ah, and Ḥoshen Mishpaṭ (first edition of the first part, Amsterdam, 1754; of the second, ib. 1764); the work is principally a compendium of the "Sifte Kohen" and "Ṭure Zahab."

Bibliography:
  • Azulai, Shem ha-Gedolim, ii., s.v. Be'er Heṭeb;
  • Fuenn, Keneset Yisrael, p. 318.
J. M. Sel.
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