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ATTIA, ISAAC B. ISAIAH:

Talmudic scholar; lived in Aleppo in the nineteenth century. He was the author of the following works, published in Leghorn, 1821-31: (1) "Eshet Ḥayil" (A Virtuous Woman), explaining Prov. xxxi.; (2) "Wayiḳra Yiẓḥaḳ" (And Isaac Called), annotations on the Pentateuch, divided into three parts, the last two of which are entitled "Doresh Ṭob" (He Who Preaches Well) and "'Eḳeb 'Anawah" (For Modesty's Sake); (3) "Mesharet Mosheh" (The Servant of Moses), containing novellæ on Maimonides' Yad ha-Ḥazaḳah and its commentaries; (4) "Rob Dagan" (Abundance of Corn), with an appendix, "Ot le Ṭobah" (A Sign of Good), on different halakic subjects, divided into two parts and arranged in alphabetical order; (5) "Tannia we-Shayar" (He Taught and Left Unexplained), and (6) "Pene ha-Mayim" (The Surface of the Water); two volumes of annotations on the Pentateuch.

Bibliography:
  • Zedner, Cat. Hebr. Books Brit. Mus. p. 62;
  • Bibliotheca Friedlandiana, p. 126.
L. G. I. Br.
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