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ZEDEKIAH – 1. One of the four hundred prophets (I Kings xxii. 11, 24, 25) whom Ahab summoned to inquire of them before Jehoshaphat whether he should attack the Syrians in battle at Ramoth-gilead. Zedekiah appeared as a rival of Micaiah,...
ZEDEKIAH BEN ABRAHAM – See Anaw, Zedekiah ben Abraham.
ZEDEKIAH BEN BENJAMIN – Italian Talmudist and liturgist; lived in Rome in the thirteenth century; died after 1280; elder cousin of Zedekiah b. Abraham Anaw, by whom he is often quoted in the "Shibbole ha-Leḳeṭ." Zedekiah b. Benjamin was a pupil of Meïr...
ZEDERBAUM, ALEXANDER OSSYPOVITCH – Russian Hebrew journalist; born in Samostye, Lublin, 1816; died in St. Petersburg 1893; founder and editor of "Ha-Meliẓ," and other periodicals published in the Russian and Yiddish languages. A son of poor parents, he was in his...
ZEDNER, JOSEPH – German bibliographer and librarian; born at Gross-Glogau Feb. 10, 1804; died at Berlin Oct. 10, 1871. After completing hiseducation, he acted as teacher in the Jewish school in Strelitz (Mecklenburg), where the famous German...
ZEEBI, ISRAEL – Prominent Talmudist; son of Benjamin Zeebi, and on his mother's side a grandson of Abraham Azulai; born at Hebron in 1651; died in 1731. Benjamin dying when Israel was but four years old, the latter was educated by his mother;...
ẒE'ENAH U-RE'ENAH – Judæ-German paraphrase of the Pentateuch, the Hafṭarot, and the Five Megillot, written by Jacob b. Isaac of Janow, who flourished in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The work is enriched with many haggadot taken either...
ZE'ERA – Love of Holy Land. Palestinian amora of the third generation; born in Babylonia, where he spent his early youth. He was a pupil of Ḥisda (Ber. 49a), of Huna (ib.), and of Judah b. Ezekiel in Pumbedita. He associated also with...
ZEFIRAH, HA- – See Periodicals.
ZE'IRI – Amora of the third century; born in Babylonia. He sojourned for a long time in Alexandria, and later went to Palestine, where he became a pupil of Rabbi Johanan. In the name of Ḥanina b. Ḥama he transmitted the maxim that he who...
ZEISEL, SIMON – Austrian chemist; born at Lomnitz, Moravia, April 11, 1854; educated at the German gymnasium of Brünn and at the University of Vienna (Ph.D. 1879). He established himself as privat-docent for chemistry at the same university in...
ZEISLER, SIGMUND – American jurist; born at Bielitz, Austria, April 11, 1860; educated at the University of Vienna and at the Northwestern University, Chicago. He was admitted to the Chicago bar, and was associate counsel for the defense in the...
ZEISSL, HERMANN VON – Austrian dermatologist; born at Vierzighuben near Zwittau, Moravia, Sept. 22, 1817; died at Vienna Sept. 23, 1884; educated at the University of Vienna (M.D. 1846). In 1846 he was appointed assistant in the ophthalmological,...
ZEIT, DIE – See Periodicals.
ZEITGEIST, DER – See Periodicals.
ZEITLIN, JOSHUA – Russian rabbinical scholar and philanthropist; born at Shklov in 1742; died at Kherson Aug. 18, 1822. He was a pupil of the casuist Aryeh Loeb, the author of "Sha'agat Aryeh"; and, being an expert in political economy, he stood...
ZEITLIN, JOSHUA B. AARON – Russian scholar and philanthropist; born at Kiev Oct. 10, 1823; died at Dresden Jan. 11, 1888. While he was still young his parents removed to Chernobyl, where he associated with the Ḥasidim, later devoting himself to the study...
ZEITLIN, WILLIAM – Russian scholar and bibliographer; born at Homel, government of Moghilef, about the middle of the nineteenth century. He is known especially as the author of "Ḳiryat Sefer," or "Bibliotheca Hebraica Post-Mendelssohniana"...