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BENJAMIN BEN AARON:

Ḥasidic writer; lived toward the end of the eighteenth century. He was a pupil of Israel Ba'al Shem-Ṭob, and of Baer of Meseritz. Later, in 1790, he was a preacher at Zlazitz. He was the author of the following works: (1) "Ṭure Zahab" (Golden Necklaces), Mohilev, 1816, homilies on the Pentateuch, Lamentations, and Esther; (2) "Ahawat Dodim" (The Love of Friends), Lemberg, 1795, homilies on the Song of Songs; (3) "Amtaḥat Binyamin" (Benjamin's Sack), Minkowicz, 1769, on Ecclesiastes; (4) "Ḥelḳat Binyamin" (Benjamin's Patrimony), Lemberg, 1793, a commentary on the Passover Haggadot.

Bibliography:
  • Oẓar ha-Sefarim, pp. 18, 44, 192, 675;
  • Walden, Shem ha-Gedolim he-Ḥadash, s.v.
L. G. I. Ber.
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