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PUCHOWITZER, JUDAH LÖB B. JOSEPH PARZOWER:

Russian rabbi, cabalist, and author; lived in the last quarter of the seventeenth century. He was rabbi at Pinsk, and in his old age emigrated to Palestine and settled at Jerusalem, leaving behind him an injunction to his son Elijah to publish his writings.

He was the author of: "Ḳene Ḥokmah," seventeen homilies, Frankfort-on-the-Oder, 1681; "Derek Ḥokmah," on morals and asceticism, in thirty-two chapters, ib. 1683; "Dibre Ḥakamim": (1) "Da'at Ḥokmah," on moral subjects, in four divisions; (2) "Meḳor Ḥokmah," notes on Oraḥ Ḥayyim, with an appendix, "Solet Belulah," on the ritual decisions after the compilation of the Oraḥ Ḥayyim, Hamburg, 1692; "Kebod Ḥakamim," extracts from his other works, with ten additional homilies, ed. by M. S. Pinkerle, Venice, 1700.

Bibliography:
  • Steinschneider, Cat. Bodl. col. 5764;
  • Fürst, Bibl. Jud. iii. 108;
  • Michael, Or ha-Ḥayyim, p. 464;
  • Azulai, Shem ha-Gedolim, ii. 28, 130;
  • Nepi-Ghirondi, Toledot Gedole Yisrael, p. 189;
  • Benjacob, Oẓar ha-Sefarim. pp. 103, 236, 530;
  • Zedner, Cat. Hebr. Books Brit. Mus. p. 644.
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