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The 1901 Jewish Encyclopedia

Isaac Ben Eliezer

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Ethical writer at Worms flourished from 1460 to 1480. He attended the lectures of Moses ben Eliezer ha-Darshan (Zunz, "Z. G." p. 105), whom he praises in high terms. Isaac wrote in German an ethical and ascetic treatise under the title "Sefer ha-Gan" (Cracow, about 1580). It is divided into seven parts, one for each day in the week. Translated into Hebrew by Moses Saertels, it was subsequently printed, together with Johanan Luria's "Sefer ha-Derakah," in Prague (1597, 1612) and Amsterdam (1663, 1713). The Hebrew translation has been twice rendered into German ("Das Hochgelobte Sefer ha-Gan," Hanau, about 1620 "Das Ist der Teutsch Sefer ha-Gan," Fü Ruth 1692 ).

Bibliography : Benjacob, Oẓ ar ha-Sefarim , p. 98 Fü rst, Bibl, Jud. 2:141 Steinschneider, Cat. Bodl. Colossians 1107 idem, Jewish Literature , p. 102 Zunz, Z. G. pp. 130, 263,279, 288. S. M. Sc.

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

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