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WALLER STEIN, ABRAHAM BEN ASHER:

German scholar and rabbi of the eighteenth century; officiated in Schnaittach, Bavaria. He was the author of the following works: "Ma'amar Abraham" (Fürth, 1757), Hebrew sermons on the weekly lessons of the entire Pentateuch; "Zera' Abraham" (ib. 1761), an ethical work in eighteen chapters, written according to Biblical as well as rabbinical principles; and "Maḥazeh Abraham" (ib. 1761), an index to the four ritual codices, arranged alphabetically. The last-named work was published in connection with the "Zera' Abraham."

Bibliography:
  • Steinschneider, Cat. Bodl. col. 711;
  • Benjacob, Oẓar ha-Sefarim, p. 279.
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