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The 1901 Jewish Encyclopedia

Polak, Gabriel Jacob

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Talmudist and bibliographer born June 3, 1803 died May 14, 1869, at Amsterdam, where he was principal of a school. He was the author of the following works, all published in Amsterdam: "Bikkure ha-Shanah" (1844), a Dutch and Hebrew almanac for the year 5604 "Dibre Ḳ odesh" (1845), a Dutch-Hebrew dictionary "Halikot Ḳ edem" (1847), a collection of Hebrew poems "Ben Gorni" (1851), a collection of essays "Sha' ar Ṭ a' ame Sifre Emet" (1858), an introduction to a treatise on the accents in the books of Job and the Psalms a valuable edition of Bedersi's work on Hebrew synonyms, "Ḥ otem Toknit" (1865) a biography of the poet David Franco Mendes and his contemporaries, in "Ha-Maggid," xii. and "Meï r ' Enayim," a descriptive catalogue of the libraries of Jacobsohn and Meï r Rubens, a work of great bibliographical value.

Polak's editions of the rituals are noted for their accuracy.

Bibliography : Fü rst, Bibl. Jud. 3:109 Roest, Cat. Rosenthal. Bibl. pp. 940-943 Zeitlin, Ḳ iryat Sefer , 2:273.S. M. L. B.

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Singer, Isidore, Ph.D, Projector and Managing Editor. Entry for 'Polak, Gabriel Jacob'. 1901 The Jewish Encyclopedia. 1901.

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