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ASHKENAZI, JUDAH B. JOSEPH:

Turkish Talmudist: born at Smyrna, where he became chief rabbi; died there about 1812. He wrote: (1) "MaḦneh Yehudah" (Judah's Camp), Salonica, 1793—discussions on the "Ṭur" and on "Bet Joseph, Ḥoshen Mishpaṭ"; (2) "Yad Yehudah" (Judah's Hand), Salonica, 1816—notes on the Talmudic treatises Shebuot and partially on Megillah, Yoma, PesaḦim, and Baba Batra; (3) "Gebul Yehudah" (Judah's Boundary), Salonica, 1821—on the treatises Giṭṭin, Ketubot, Baba Ḳamma; (4) "Ḳehal Yehudah" (Judah's Congregation), Salonica, 1825—novellæ on the ShulḦan 'Aruk, Yoreh De'ah, and several Talmudic treatises. See also Ashkenazi, Raphael Ben Judah.

Bibliography:
  • Zedner, Cat. Hebr. Books Brit. Mus. p. 58;
  • Walden, Shem ha-Gedolim he-Ḥadash.
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