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AUERBACH (JUDAH), LOEB B. ISRAEL:

Galician Talmudist of the second half of the eighteenth century. He is the author of "Meḥoḳeḳ Yehudah" (The Lawgiver of Judah), Lemberg, 1792, a commentary on those sections of the Oraḥ Ḥayyim of Joseph Caro's Shulḥan 'Aruk which treat of the regulations for Passover. The work consists of two distinct parts, entitled respectively (1) "Ḥuḳḳe 'Olam" (Eternal Laws), which gives the halakic decisions briefly, and (2) "Ḥuḳḳe Da'at" (Laws of Knowledge), which gives discussions of the preceding.

Bibliography:
  • fürst, Bibl. Jud. i. 73;
  • Zedner, Cat. Hebr. Books Brit. Mus. p. 337.
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