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JENER, ABRAHAM NAPHTALI HIRZ BEN MORDECAI:

Polish rabbi; born at Yanov 1806; died at Cracow July 14, 1876. He was a pupil of his father and of his brother Johanan, and soon distinguished himself as a Talmudist. In 1826 he went to Cracow, where he engaged in business, but was unsuccessful. He accepted the position of dayyan or judge of the city of Cracow, and was later appointed president of the bet din.

Jener was an eminent Talmudist and an able dayyan, many renowned rabbis relying upon his decisions.

His responsa are contained in "Birkat Abraham" (1874) and "Ẓeluta de-Abraham." Some of his homilies were added to those works (Lemberg, 1866).

Bibliography:
  • B. Friedberg, Luḥot Zikkaron, p. 79, Drohobiez, 1897;
  • idem, Keter Kehunnah, p. 38, ib. 1898.
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