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DAVID, SAMUEL BEN JUDAH LÖB:

Polish rabbi; died in Dzialshitz, Poland, in 1751. He succeeded his father as rabbi of Shidlow, Poland, when the latter became rabbi of Cracow. About 1731 he was called to Cracow to take the position rendered vacant by the death of his father; but there he met with opposition, and, while he was temporarily absent from Cracow, another rabbi was installed in his place. When David returned he resumed the rabbinical office notwithstanding the opposition of his enemies. He finally retired to Dzialshitz, where he died. His signature is found on the excommunication published against Moses Ḥayyim Luzzatto.

Bibliography:
  • Friedberg, Luḥot Zikkaron, pp. 27, 28;
  • Kerem Ḥemed, iii. 157.
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