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AUERBACH, ISAAC B. HAYYIM:

Polish rabbi; lived in the first half of the nineteenth century; was first rabbi at Dobria, near Kalisz, then at Plock; later he succeeded his father, Ḥayyim Auerbach, as rabbi of Lencziza, government of Warsaw, Poland. He wrote "Dibre Ḥayyim" (Words of Life), Breslau, 1852, a pilpulistic disquisition on the Shulḥan 'Aruk, and on other rabbinical codes ("posḳim"). His work includes a pilpulistic treatise, "Mayim Ḥayyim" (Living Waters), by his father, Ḥayyim Auerbach, and additions and notes by the author's brother Eliezer.

Bibliography:
  • Zedner, Cat. Hebr. Books Brit. Mus. s.v.;
  • preface to the author's Dibre Ḥayyim.
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