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The 1901 Jewish Encyclopedia

Azriel Ben Moses Meshel, of Wilna

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Grammarian lived at the end of the seventeenth and at the beginning of the eighteenth century. About 1700 he left his native town, Wilna, and settled with his family at Frankfort-on-the-Main. There he published, in 1704, in collaboration with his son Elijah, a prayer-book entitled "Derek Siaḥ ha-Sadeh" (The Way of the Plant of the Field Genesis 2:5 ), according to the method of Shabbethai Sofer of Przemysl, with a commentary, "Miḳ ra Ḳ odesh" (Holy Reading), containing the rules for punctuation and reading. A second edition of this prayer-book, with a German introduction, refuting the criticisms of Solomon Hanau on the first edition, was published by Azriel at Berlin in 1713, and a third at Wilhelmsdorf in 1721.

He published also: "Pilpula Ḥ arifta" (Keen Discussions), novellæ on the order Neziḳ in by Yom-Ṭ ob Lipmann Heller and "Ma' amadot," recitations after the reading of the Psalms, by Menahem Lonzano, with additions of his own.

Bibliography : Fuenn, Ḳ iryah Ne' emanah , p. 102.T. I. Br.

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Singer, Isidore, Ph.D, Projector and Managing Editor. Entry for 'Azriel Ben Moses Meshel, of Wilna'. 1901 The Jewish Encyclopedia. 1901.

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