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Polish rabbi; died at Skala, near Lemberg, Sept., 1726. He was descended from an old Provençal family which first settled in Bohemia, and was the grandson of R. Menahem Manesh Ḥayyut of Wilna. He became rabbi of Skala late in life, and remained there until his death. He wrote thirteen works, which are enumerated in the preface to his "Zera' Yiẓḥaḳ" on the Mishnah, which was published by his son Eliezer (Frankfort-on-the-Oder, 1732). His "Iggeret Ḳeẓ Ḥai," describing in a cabalistic manner "terrible things which he had seen in the upper world," was published in Czernowitz in 1862.

  • Fuenn, Ḳiryah Ne'emanah, p. 64, Wilna, 1860;
  • idem, Keneset Yisrael, p. 612, Warsaw, 1886;
  • Zedner, Cat. Hebr. Books Brit. Mus. p. 184, s.v. Chayuth, Isaac ben Jacob;
  • Buber, Anshe Shem, pp. 118-119, Cracow, 1895.
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