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ABRAHAM DOB BAER BEN DAVID OF OVRUCH:

Rabbi of Jitomir, Russia, about 1840. His Talmudic studies were pursued under Mordecai, rabbi of Chernobyl and a disciple of Israel Ba'al Shem (Besht). He wrote homilies upon the Pentateuch, called "Bet Ḥayyim" (House of Life) which treat the Scripture text according to the fourfold method of interpretation known as , that is, perush ("literal explanation"), remez ("allegorical"), derush ("homiletical"), sod ("mystical"). The work also contains inquiries concerning points of rabbinical law and responsa. The closing years of his life were passed at Safed, Palestine.

Bibliography:
  • Zedner, Cat. Hebr. Books Brit. Mus. p. 31.
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