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ISRAEL BEN MEÏR:

Printer and author; lived at Prague in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. He was the author of a work entitled "Hanhagot Yisrael," a treatise on the education of children, the first edition of which is anonymous (Frankfort-on-the-Oder, 1712). In the same year Israel established, or helped to establish, a printing business at Wilmersdorf; but his name, followed by the letters , appears only on two works of 1712: the "Bet Abot" of Moses Heilburg and the Talmudic treatise Beẓah.

Bibliography:
  • Steinschneider, Cat. Bodl. cols. 1168, 2914;
  • Zunz, Z. G. pp. 267-268;
  • Steinschneider and Cassel, in Ersch and Gruber, Encyc. section ii., part 28, p. 82.
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