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The 1901 Jewish Encyclopedia

Isaac Ben Abraham of Posen

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Polish rabbi and author died in Posen 1685. He was the pupil of R. Jonah Teomim, author of "Ḳ iḳ ayon de-Yonah," and colleague of R. Moses Zacuto later he became rabbi of Lutzk, Volhynia, whence he went to Grodno. In 1664 he was called to Wilna to succeed R. Moses, author of "Ḥ elkat Meḥ oḳ eḳ " thence he went (1667) to the rabbinate of Posen. He was called "Rabbi Isaac the Great" because of his extensive knowledge in Talmud and Cabala. He gave his approbation to many books at the meetings of the Polish rabbis. He is mentioned in "Magen Abraham," on Oraḥ Ḥ ayyim, Nos. 1, 32 and his responsa are found in "Ge' on Ẓ ebi," "Bet Ya' aḳ ob," and "Eben ha-Shoham."

Bibliography : Eisenstadt-Wiener, Da' at Ḳ edoshim , pp. 41, 43 Dembitzer, Kelilat Yofi , 70b, 122a Perles, Gesch. der Juden in Posen , in Monatsschrift , 1865, No. 14.S. S. N. T. L.

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Singer, Isidore, Ph.D, Projector and Managing Editor. Entry for 'Isaac Ben Abraham of Posen'. 1901 The Jewish Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/tje/i/isaac-ben-abraham-of-posen.html. 1901.

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