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HORWITZ, BELLA (called also Bella Ḥazzan):

Daughter of the martyr Be'er ben Hezekiah ha-Levi Horwitz and wife of Joseph ben Ḥayyim Ḥazzan, who died at Prague in 1713 In 1705 she published "Gesch. des Hauses David." In conjunction with Rachel Porges, the wife of Löb Porges, she edited a primeval history, mostly legendary, of the Prague Jews, entitled "Eine Schöne Geschichte, so Ist Geschehen, Ehe noch Jehudim zu Prag Gewohnt." She also wrote a "Teḥinnah" for the ten penitential days.

Bibliography:
  • Fuenn, Keneset Yisrael;
  • Kayserling, Die Jüdischen Frauen, pp. 153 et seq.;
  • Kaufmann, Die Letzte Vertreibung der Juden aus Wien und Niederösterreich, p. 189.
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