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ABRAHAM BEN EPHRAIM NIEDERLÄNDER SOPHER OF PRAGUE – See Niederländer,Abraham ben Ephraim, Sopher of Prague.
ABRAHAM BEN EPHRAIM BEN SANCHO – See Sancho, Abraham ben Ephraim ben.
ABRAHAM IBN EZRA – See Ibn Ezra.
ABRAHAM GALANTE – See Galante, Abraham ben Mordecai.
ABRAHAM GASCON – See Gascon, Abraham.
ABRAHAM GUER DI CORDOVA – See Abraham the Monk.
ABRAHAM OF HAMBURG – Warden and leading spirit of the Ashkenazic community of London; born at Hamburg after 1650; died at London after 1721. By inducing the shamas (sexton) of the only Ashkenazic synagogue at that time surreptitiously to mutilate...
ABRAHAM IBN HASSAN HA-LEVI – Author of a work on the six hundred and thirteen Biblical precepts, published as an appendix to the "first" rabbinic Bible (by Daniel Bomberg, Venice, 1517) under the title, "Commands and Prohibitions, by Rabbi Abraham Ibn...
ABRAHAM BEN ḤAYYIM – Rabbi of Narbonne, where he lived in the first half of the thirteenth century. He was a brother of Reuben ben Ḥayyim, the pupil of Isaac ha-Kohen of Narbonne, and the teacher of Menahem Meïri. Abraham left his native place about...
ABRAHAM ḤAYYIM BEN GEDALIAH – Galician Talmudist. He flourished early in the nineteenth century, was a disciple of the brothers Phinehas and Samuel Horowitz, and, like his teachers, is considered one of the most erudite of the Ḥasidim. He did not derive his...
ABRAHAM BEN ḤAYYIM LISKER – See Lisker, Abraham ben Ḥayyim.
ABRAHAM BEN ḤAYYIM BEN REMOK – Spanish scholar; born in Barcelona about the middle of the fourteenth century. He wrote a commentary on the Psalms which is still extant in manuscript at Oxford (Bodleian, No. 326). Abraham ben Ḥayyim, the author of "Ẓiẓ...
ABRAHAM ḤAYYIM RODRIGUEZ – See Rodriguez, Abraham Ḥayyim.
ABRAHAM HEILBUT – See Heilbut, Abraham.
ABRAHAM DE HERRERA – See Herrera, Abraham de.
ABRAHAM BAR HILLEL – One of the few Hebrew poets in Egypt; lived in the second half of the twelfth century, and wrote the "Megillah Zuṭṭa" in elegant rimed prose, narrating an important episode of Jewish history in Egypt. As a prologue and an...
ABRAHAM BAR ḤIYYA HA-NASI – As a Mathematician and Astronomer: A celebrated Jewish mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher of the twelfth century. He lived in Barcelona in 1136. According to S. D. Luzzatto, there exists a manuscript, dated April 10,...
ABRAHAM BEN ISAAC AUERBACH – Liturgical poet of the seventeenth century; born at Kosfeld and became rabbi at Münster. During a visit to Amsterdam in 1675, he was made acquainted with an attempt by a clergyman, named Christopher Bernard, to asperse the Jews,...
ABRAHAM BEN ISAAC BEDARESI – See Bedersi, Abraham ben Isaac.
ABRAHAM BEN ISAAC OF GRANADA – Cabalist of the thirteenth century. He wrote: (1) A work on the Cabala, under the title of "Sefer ha-Berit." This is quoted by Moses Botarel in the introduction to his commentary on the "Sefer Yeẓirah," which passage contains a...
ABRAHAM BEN ISAAC ḤAYYOT – Commentator; lived in the seventeenth century. He is the author of "Holek Tamim" (He Who Walks Perfect), explaining the laws of the Pentateuch after the fourfold method of interpretation known as , that is, perush ("literal...
ABRAHAM BEN ISAAC BEN JEHIEL OF PISA – Grandson of the famous philanthropist, Jehiel of Pisa, whose charity did much to alleviate the sufferings of the Spanish exiles in 1492. Abraham was a worthy member of that distinguished family. He died, according to the report...
ABRAHAM BEN ISAAC HA-KOHEN – A hymn-writer who flourished in Germany about 1096; probably the son of Isaac ben Eleazar ha-Kohen, who lived in Mentz in 1093. He is the author of several liturgical works, in one of which reference is made to the cruelties...
ABRAHAM BEN ISAAC HA-LEVỊ – A Spanish Talmudist and author; born at Barcelona in the early part of the fourteenth century; died at Narbonne in October, 1393. He was a religious poet and leader of the Jewish community in Gerona (Catalonia), and is praised...
ABRAHAM BEN ISAAC IBN MIGAS – See Migash, Abraham ben Isaac ibn.