ABRAHAM BEN JUDAH BERLIN:
By: Gotthard Deutsch
German rabbi; died at Amsterdam March 13, 1730; son of the famous court Jew, Jost Liebman, and disciple of Isaiah Horowitz, the second of that name at Posen. He was rabbi in Halberstadt in 1692 (Auerbach, "Geschichte der Israelitischen Gemeinde Halberstadt," 1866, p. 331), and in 1715 or 1717 he was called to Amsterdam, where until his death he officiated as rabbi and preacher. He left no work behind him, and, judging from his contributions to the works of others, he does not appear to have possessed any originality, as shown by the responsa by Eliakim Goetz, rabbi of Hildesheim, No. 56 (Dyhernfurth, 1733), and also by Abraham's scholastic notes on the Talmud, found in the collection of Judah Loeb ben Ḥanina Selig of Glogau, Amsterdam, 1729; reprinted various times, and lastly at Lublin, 1897.
- Michael, Or ha-Ḥayyim, No. 107.