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SHISKES, SAUL B. JUDAH LÖB:

Polish rabbinical scholar; died in Wilna, at an advanced age, March 28, 1797. He is chiefly known as the author of "Shebil ha-Yashar," on Alfasi, only the first part of which has been published (Wilna, 1839). Shiskes acknowledges in the preface that he was assisted in his work by Solomon, the younger brother of Ḥayyim of Volozhin, who annotated it and contributed to some extent to it. Saul had a son named Ẓebi, who died in 1771, aged twenty-two.

Bibliography:
  • Fuenn, Ḳiryah Ne'emanah, pp. 166-167, Wilna, 1860.
E. C. P. Wi.
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