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Cabalist; lived at Leitmeritz, Bohemia, in the middle of the seventeenth century. He is the author of a work, "Amarot Tehorot" (Pure Words), explaining the difficult words of the Zohar, published by his son Saul, Lublin, 1745. Another work of Benjamin, entitled "Torat Mosheh" (The Teaching ofMoses), is still extant in manuscript (Oxford, No. 1171). It contains explanations of the thirteen articles of belief according to the Midrashim and Haggadot; theological and metaphysical articles extracted from the works of Spanish, French, and German scholars, with additions of his own; and historical sketches.

  • Michael, Or ha-Ḥayyim, No. 581;
  • Steinschneider, Cat. Bodl. p. 790;
  • Fuenn, Keneset Yisrael, p. 169.
K. I. Br.
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