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SAUL BEN DAVID:

Russian rabbi; died 1623. He was the author of: "Ṭal Orot" (Prague, 1615), treatise, in verse, on the thirty-nine principal classes of work forbidden on Saturday, with an appendix entitled "Ḥiddushe 'Erubin," discussions on "'erubin"; "Ḥanukkat ha-Bayit" (ib. 1616), on thehalakot connected with the Feast of Lights; and a ḳinah or elegy on the death of his teacher Solomon b. Judah (Amsterdam, 1697), in twenty-two stanzas.

Bibliography:
  • Heilprin, Seder ha-Dorot, iii. 52, Warsaw, 1882;
  • Fürst, Bibl. Jud. iii. 255.
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