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NAPHTALI HIRZ BEN JACOB GOSLAR:

German rabbi and philosopher of the eighteenth century. After acting as dayyan at Halberstadt for some time, he settled at Amsterdam, where he began the study of philosophy. He wrote "Merome Sadeh," novellæ on the Talmud (Amsterdam, 1762), and "Ma'amar Efsharuth ha-Ṭib'it," an apologetic work in which he attacked the belief in primeval matter and natural religion (ib. 1762).

Bibliography:
  • Jellinek, in Orient, Lit. vii., col. 260;
  • Auerbach, Gesch. der Israelitischen Gemeinde in Halberstadt, pp. 100, 199-203.
D. M. Sel.
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