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MOSES SOFER – See Schreiber, Moses.
MOSES (LEVI) B. SOLOMON OF BEAUCAIRE – French writer; lived at Salon in the early part of the fourteenth century. He was the teacher of Kalonymus b. Kalonymus of Arles, who called him "the learned scholar," "the ornament of sages." He translated into Hebrew Averroes'...
MOSES B. SOLOMON D'ESCOLA – See Gerondi, Moses b. Solomon d'Escola.
MOSES BEN SOLOMON HA-KOHEN ASHKENAZI – German tosafist; lived at Mayence in the twelfth century. It appears, however, that Moses was a native of France ("Or Zarua'," ii., No. 34). He was a pupil of R. Isaac ha-Zaḳen (Solomon Luria, Responsa, No. 29); he seems to have...
MOSES BEN SOLOMON OF SALERNO – Italian philosopher and commentator of the thirteenth century. Between 1240 and 1250 he wrote a commentary on Maimonides' "Moreh Nebukim," which he afterward revised in part; only a small portion of the work, with annotations by...
MOSES BEN SOLOMON BEN SIMEON OF BURGOS – Spanish cabalist of the thirteenth century; pupil of Jacob ha-Kohen of Provence. Hebrew manuscript No. 1565, 8 in the Bodleian Library (Neubauer's catalogue) contains an answer of Moses to a question of one of his friends in...
MOSES TAKU OF TACHAU – See Taku, Moses b. Ḥasdai.
MOSES BEN TODROS – Spanish rabbi; lived about 1150. He was for many years nasi of Narbonne, and was both prominent as a scholar and well known for his charity. Because of his unassuming disposition he is always spoken of as "he'anaw" = "the modest...
MOSES DI TRANI – See Trani.
MOSES URI B. JOSEPH HA-LEVI – Rabbi at Emden and one of the founders of the Spanish-Portuguese community at Amsterdam; born 1544, probably at Wittmund; died after 1622 in Emden. In 1593 a vessel of Maranos, under the leadership of Jacob Tirado, was driven...
MOSES WALLICH – See Wallich.
MOSES OF WORMS – Legendary rabbi of the eleventh century; reputed to have been the greatest magician and necromancer of his time (Tritheim, "Annales Hirsaugienses," i. 203). There is a legend that Archbishop Eberhard of Treves issued on April...
MOSES IBN YAḤYA – See Yaḥya, Moses ibn.
MOSES BEN YOM-ṬOB – English Masorite and grammarian. He is quoted by Moses ben Isaac as his teacher ("Sefer ha-Shoham," ed. Collins, p. 37), and is referred to in the Berlin manuscripts of his work as "Moses ben Yom-Ṭob of London." He wrote "Darke...
MOSES ZACUTO – See Zacuto (Zakuto), Moses.
MOSES ZARAH EIDLITZ – See Eidlitz, Moses Zarah.
MOSES ZEEB WOLF BEN ELIEZER – Lithuanian rabbi of the beginning of the nineteenth century; born at Grodno; died at Byelostok. He was at first head of the yeshibah at Grodno; then, in 1813, he was called to the rabbinate of Tiktin, where he remained until...
MOSESSOHN, AARON BEN MOSES – German rabbi; born probably in Glogau; died at Ansbach, Bavaria, 1780; was a descendant of the Ẓebi family (see Brüll's "Jahrb." i. 87-122). In 1763 he was elected rabbi of Berlin, having previously been rabbi of Dessau....
MOSESSOHN (MARKEL), MIRIAM – Russian-Hebrew authoress; born at Kovno 1841. At the age of thirteen she removed with her parents to Suwalki, where she continued her Hebrew studies under the Hebraist Paradiesthal, devoting herself at the same time to the...
MOSLER, HENRY – American genre painter; born in New York city June 6, 1841. He was taken to Cincinnati when a child and began to study art at the age of ten. In 1863 he went to Düsseldorf, where he studied drawing under Professor Mucke and...
MOSS, LUCIEN – American philanthropist; born at Philadelphia May 25, 1831; died there April 19, 1895; eldest son of Eliezer L., and grandson of John Moss. He received his education at New Haven, Conn., and Philadelphia, and became a machinist...
MOSS, MARY – American authoress; born at Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, Pa., Sept. 24, 1864. Since 1902 she has been a prolific contributor of fiction and essays to the magazines. Her Jewish novel "Julian Meldola" appeared in "Lippincott's...
MOSSE, BENJAMIN – Rabbi of Avignon, France; born at Nimes Dec. 8, 1832; died at Marseilles July 24, 1892. Mosse was the founder of the monthly periodical "La Famille de Jacob." He was the author of: "Un Ange du Ciel sur la Terre," poems; "Droits...
MOSSE, MARKUS – German physician; born Aug. 3, 1808, at Grätz, in the province of Posen; died there Nov. 10, 1865. On account of his eminent ability and popularity he was elected, while still young, a councilor in his native town, and made...
MOSSE, RUDOLF – German publisher and philanthropist; son of Dr. Markus Moses; born May 8, 1843, at Grätz, Posen. He began his career as an apprentice in the book-printing establishment of Merzbach at Posen, publisher of the "Ostdeutsche...