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POCHOWITZER (PUCHOWITZER), JU-DAH LÖB BEN JOSEPH:

Russian rabbi and preacher; flourished at Pinsk in the latter part of the seventeenth century; died in Palestine, whither he went before 1681. He was the author of: "Ḳench Ḥokmah" (Frankfort-on-the-Oder, 1681), a work consisting of seventeen "derashot" on penitence; "Derek Ḥokmah" (ib. 1683), a treatise in thirty-two sections on morals; "Dibre Ḥakamim" (Hamburg, 1692), a work in two parts: the first, entitled "Da'at Ḥokmah," being a treatise in four sections on morals and asceticism; the second, "Meḳor Ḥokmah," containing notes to the Shulḥan 'Aruk, Oraḥ Ḥayyim, up to No. 240. At the end of this work is a pamphlet entitled "Solet Belulah," containing novellæ on the Talmud. Thirty-two treatises taken from the above-mentioned works were published in one volume by Solomon Pinkerle under the title "Kebod Ḥakamim" (Venice, 1700).

Bibliography:
  • Fürst, Bibl. Jud. iii. 108;
  • Nepi-Ghirondi.Toledot Gedole Yisrael, p. 189;
  • Steinschneider, Cat. Bodl. cols. 1366-1367.
K. M. Sel.
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