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The 1901 Jewish Encyclopedia

Isaac Ben Elijah Sheni (Shani)

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Turkish rabbi lived at Constantinople in the first half of the sixteenth century. The name "Sheni" is followed by the letters , which Steinschneider ("Cat. Bodl." Colossians 1155 ) suggests should be read as , the initials of the eulogy "Nafsho Ẓ erurah bi-Ẓ eror ha-Ḥ ayyim." Isaac wrote a work called "Me' ah She' arim," a double commentary, simple and cabalistic, on one hundred of the six hundred and thirteen commandments (Salonica, 1543). He also revised and edited Menahem Recanati's "Ṭ a' ame ha-Miẓ wot" (Salonica, 1544). He is, perhaps, identical with Isaac ibn Farḥ i (Steinschneider, l.c. ).

Bibliography : Wolf, Bibl. Hebr. i., No. 1162 iii., No. 1162 Azulai, Shem ha-Gedolim , 2:74 Zunz, Z. G. p. 453 Steinschneider, Cat. Bodl. Colossians 1155 Fü rst, Bibl. Jud. 1:276. S. S. M. Sel.

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Singer, Isidore, Ph.D, Projector and Managing Editor. Entry for 'Isaac Ben Elijah Sheni (Shani)'. 1901 The Jewish Encyclopedia. 1901.

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