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ELHANAN BEN ISSACHAR KATZ:

Religious writer in Hebrew and Judæo-German; lived in the second half of the seventeenth century and at the beginning of the eighteenth in Prossnitz, Moravia, where he was shammash, cantor, and sofer. He was the author of the following works: "Zot-Ḥanukka Büchl," Judæo-German verses for the Feast of Ḥanukkah, Frankfort-on-the-Oder, 1702; "Mar'eh le-Hitḳashsheṭ Bo," and the same in Judæo-German, under the title "Zierspiegel Anzuhängen an der Wand," ethical sentences, Dyhernfurth, 1693. He translated into Judæo-German the seliḥot of (the eight weeks in which are read the eight sections of Exodus from "Shemot" to "Teẓawweh"),Frankfort-on-the-Oder, 1703, and Berlin, 1712. Besides, he published the work of an anonymous author entitled "Sha'ar ha-Haẓlaḥah," prayers for prosperity, Prague, 1684.

Bibliography:
  • Steinschneider, Cat. Bodl. cols. 445, 507, 922;
  • Benjacob, Oẓar ha-Sefarim, pp. 422, 598.
L. G. I. Ber.
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