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ABRAHAM BEN BENJAMIN AARON:

A Polish Talmudist of the first half of the seventeenth century; died at Brest, Lithuania, in 1642. He was rabbi at Tarnopol in 1636, and officiated in other Polish towns. In the latter year he was called to the rabbinate of Brest, then the largest community in Poland, and remained there till his death. The leading rabbis of that time—Joel Sirkes, Meir KohenẒedeḳ, and Rabbi Heschel, of Cracow—treat him in their writings with the greatest respect and veneration. Besides his responsa, contained in the works of the above-mentioned rabbis, he also left scholia to the "Ṭur Oraḥ Ḥayyim," which are appended to his father's work.

His father, Benjamin Aaron (died 1620), was the author of "Masat Binyamin," a collection of responsa.

Bibliography:
  • Feinstein, 'Ir Tehillah, pp. 26, 118, 136, 154, 170, 202, Warsaw, 1886;
  • Michael, Or ha-Ḥayyim, No. 64.
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