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SCHULHOF, ISAAC BEN ZALMAN BEN MOSES:

Austrian rabbi; born about 1650 at Prague; died there Jan. 19, 1733. He settled in Ofen as the rabbi of a small congregation, and in 1686, when that city was stormed by the imperialists, he was overwhelmed by calamities. His wifewas murdered; his son died in prison at Raab; while he himself was incarcerated, and barely escaped death on Elul 14 (Sept. 3), 1686. The anniversary of his escape was celebrated by his family as Schulhof Purim.

Schulhof wrote elegies in commemoration of the deliverance of the Jews of Ofen during the assault of 1686, and recounted his own afflictions in a megillah. The latter was published in 1895 by David Kaufmann.

Bibliography:
  • Kobak's Jeschurun, vii. 134-143;
  • S. Kohn, Héber Kutforrások és Adatok Magyaroszág Történelméhez, Budapest, 1881;
  • D. Kaufmann, Die Erstürmung Ofens, etc. (Megillat Ofen), Treves, 1895.
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