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PROSKUROV – Russian town, in the government of Podolia. The Jewish community there has one large and eight smaller synagogues, and a Talmud Torah built by the late Ḥayyim Masel in memoryof his father, Phinehas. The expenses of the Talmud...
PROSSNITZ – Austrian manufacturing town, in the province of Moravia. Probably its earliest Jewish settlement dated from the latter half of the fifteenth century, when exiles from Olmütz found a refuge there (1454). Up to the time when the...
PROSSNITZ, LÖBELE (PROSṬIẒ) – Cabalistic impostor; born about the end of the seventeenth century at Brody, Galicia; died about 1750. He left his native city and went to Prossnitz, Moravia, where he married, earning a livelihood by peddling in the neighboring...
PROVENÇAL, ABRAHAM BEN DAVID – See Abraham ben David Provençal.
PROVENÇAL, MOSES BEN ABRAHAM – See Moses ben Abraham Provençal.
PROVENCE – Province of ancient France lying between the Rhone, the Mediterranean Sea, and the Maritime Alps, although medieval Jewish scholars frequently applied the name to a portion of Bas-Languedoc (Menahem Me'iri, introductionto "Bet...