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MOSES ḤARIF II. (PHINEHAS MOSES BEN ISRAEL):

Chief rabbi of Lemberg, where he died Sept. 17, 1702. Moses was a grandson of Moses Ḥarif I. ben Solomon, and appears to have been born at Lemberg. He was the first chief rabbi of both communities of Lemberg—urban and suburban. He was an active member of the Council of Four Lands, over which he sometimes presided, as is indicated by his signature occurring first under approbations given at the fair of Yaroslav in 1697. Moses contributed notes and a supplement to the "Seder Giṭṭin" of his grandfather Moses Ḥarif I., adding also extracts from other works on the samesubject. He is quoted by Margulies in the "Ṭib Giṭṭin," and by other writers.

Bibliography:
  • Buber, Anshe Shem, pp. 160-162;
  • Dembitzer, Kelilat Yofi, i. 86a-88a.
E. C. M. Sel.
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