Russian rabbi and author; died in Safed, Palestine, 1812. He was a pupil of Rabbi Moses Ẓebi Heller, author of "Geon Ẓebi," and occupied the position of rabbiin Buzhanow, Soroki (Volhynia), and Jassy, (Rumania). From the last-named city he went to Palestine and remained there till his death. He was the author of many cabalistic and Talmudical works, which still exist in manuscript. He also wrote "Lebushe Serad," in two parts. The first part contains a commentary on the Shulḥan 'Aruk, Oraḥ Ḥayyim, with comments on David b. Samuel's "Ṭure Zahab" and Abraham Abele Gumbinner's "Magen Abraham"; at the end of this part is added the plan of the Temple as described by Ezekiel (Mohilev, 1818, and frequently). The second part is on Shulḥan 'Aruk, Yoreh De'ah (Mohilev, 1812). His "Ne'ot Deshe" is a compilation of 138 responsa, in two parts, the first of which was published in Lemberg, 1861, while the second is in manuscript. "'Arbe Naḥal" is also in two parts, the first being a treatise on the Pentateuch, the second consisting of sermons (Kopust, Sdilkov, 1835; Krotoschin, 1840; Jitomir, 1850; Lemberg, 1856).

  • Eliezer Kohn, Kin'at Soferim, p. 90;
  • Fuenn, Ḳiryah Ne'emanah, p. 223;
  • Benjacob, Oẓar ha-Sefarim, pp. 255, 391, 449.
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