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BERECHIAH BERAK B. ELIAKIM GOETZEL:

A grandson of Berechiah b. Isaac; rabbi and preacher of Klementow, Poland, and Jaworow, Galicia; lived toward the end of the seventeenth century and the beginning of the eighteenth. He was a very sincere preacher and suffered much for his outspokenness. The government prohibited the publication of his sermons, only those covering the book of Genesis being published (Halle, Saxony, 1714), under the title, "Zera' Berak Shelishi" (third part of "Zera' Berak"); and "Ḥiddushim," novellæ on the first portions of Berakot, dealing especially with the Haggadot. Many contemporary rabbis gave their approbation to this work.

Bibliography:
  • Michael, Or ha-Ḥayyim, No. 647.
L. G. M. B.
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