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SEELIG (ABI 'EZRI) BEN ISAAC MARGOLIOTH:

Polish Talmudist of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries; born at Polock; died probably in Palestine. He was preacher at Prague and at Kalisz; and after the death of Israel Darshan he went to Yaroslav. From 1701 to 1711 he was a beneficiary of the bet ha-midrash of Bärmann Levi at Halberstadt, and he was finally sent by his benefactor to Palestine. Seelig was the author of "Kesef Nibḥar" (Amsterdam, 1712), a homiletic commentary on the Pentateuch, and of "Ḥibbure Liḳḳuṭim" (ib. 1715), collectanea consisting of Talmudic novellæ and responsa.

Bibliography:
  • Auerbach, Gesch. der Israelitischen Gemeinde Halberstadt, p. 62, Halberstadt, 1866;
  • Fürst, Bibl. Jud. ii. 330;
  • Steinschneider, Cat. Bodl. col. 2580.
E. C. M. Sel.
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