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Ashkenazi, Bezalel (c. 1520–1591)


Subject Religion » Judaism

DOI: 10.1111/b.9780631187288.1992.x


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Palestinian talmudist. Born in Israel, he settled in Egypt, where he became chief of the Egyptian rabbis. After he excommunicated the nagid of Egyptian Jewry, this office was abolished. He later lived in Jerusalem, where again he was chief rabbi. He traveled extensively to collect money for the community and encourage immigration. His Shittah Mekubbetzet is a collection of medieval talmudic commentaries. ... log in or subscribe to read full text

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