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M. Seligsohn,

Diplomé of the Ecole des Hautes Etudes, Paris, France; now New York City.

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LÖB MOKIAḤ OF POLONNOYE – Polish preacher and leader of the Ḥasidic party in the second half of the eighteenth century. Löb was a pupil of Israel Ba'al Shem-Ṭob and of Bär of Meseritz, and contributed much to the former's thaumaturgy. Several wonderful...
LÖB BEN MOSES HA-KOHEN – Polish rabbi of the eighteenth century; author of "Pene Aryeh" (Novidvor, 1787), novellæ on the Talmud, to which is added a pamphlet entitled "Ḳontres Mille de-Abot," novellæ by Löb's father and father-in-law.Bibliography:...
LÖB BEN SAMUEL ẒEBI HIRSCH – Russian rabbi; born probably at Pinczow, government of Kielce, Poland, about 1630; died at Brest-Litovsk 1714. Löb was on his father's side the grandson of Joel Sirkes and stepson of David ben Samuel ha-Levi, of whom he was also...
LOBO, MOSES JESHURUN – Spanish poet; lived at Amsterdam in the seventeenth century. He was one of the poets who celebrated the martyrdom of Abraham Nuñez Bernal in 1655; and his elegies form a part of the "Elogios" (Amsterdam, 1655). Daniel de Barrios...
LONGO, SAADIA BEN ABRAHAM – Turkish Hebrew poet; lived at Constantinople about the middle of the sixteenth century. A manuscript in the Bodleian Library (Neubauer, "Cat. Bodl. Hebr. MSS." No. 1986) contains a collection of Longo's poems on various...
LOT – Biblical Data: Son of Haran, Abraham's brother, and, consequently, nephew of Abraham; emigrated with his grandfather, Terah, from Ur of the Chaldees to Haran (Gen. xi. 31). Lot joined Abraham in the land of Canaan, and in the...
LOT – Biblical Data: Son of Haran, Abraham's brother, and, consequently, nephew of Abraham; emigrated with his grandfather, Terah, from Ur of the Chaldees to Haran (Gen. xi. 31). Lot joined Abraham in the land of Canaan, and in the...
LUBLIN, MEÏR BEN GEDALIAH (MaHaRaM) – Polish rabbi; born at Lublin (?) 1558; died there May 3, 1616. He was descended from a family of rabbis, and he speaks of his father as being an eminent Talmudist (Maharam, Responsa, No. 1). His principal teacher was his...
LULIANI BEN ṬABRIN – Palestinian scholar of the beginning of the fourth century. The name, which is the equivalent of "Julianus ben Tiberianus," has been corrupted into in Pesiḳ. R. 7 (ed. Friedmann, p. 26a). His father's name, the usual form of...
LUZZATTO (LUZZATTI) – Name of a family of Italian scholars whose genealogy can be traced back to the first half of the sixteenth century. According to a tradition communicated by S. D. Luzzatto the family descends from a German who immigrated into...
LUZZATTO (LUZZATTI) – Name of a family of Italian scholars whose genealogy can be traced back to the first half of the sixteenth century. According to a tradition communicated by S. D. Luzzatto the family descends from a German who immigrated into...
LUZZATTO (LUZZATTI) – Name of a family of Italian scholars whose genealogy can be traced back to the first half of the sixteenth century. According to a tradition communicated by S. D. Luzzatto the family descends from a German who immigrated into...
LUZZATTO (LUZZATTI) – Name of a family of Italian scholars whose genealogy can be traced back to the first half of the sixteenth century. According to a tradition communicated by S. D. Luzzatto the family descends from a German who immigrated into...
LWOW, AARON MOSES BEN ẒEBI HIRSCH – Grammarian, scribe, and dayyan of Lemberg in the eighteenth century. He wrote: "Shirah Ḥadashah" (Zolkiev, 1764), a Hebrew grammar in verse, divided into six poems with explanations in prose, composed after the model of Elijah...
MA'ARABI, NAHUM – Moroccan Hebrew poet and translator of the thirteenth century ("Ma'arabi," "Maghrabi" = "the western" or "the Moroccan"). His poems are found only in Moroccan collections. Two of them, of a liturgic character, were published by...
MACCABEES, THE – Name given to the Hasmonean family. Originally the designation "Maccabeus" (Jerome, "Machabæus") was applied solely to Judas, the third son of Mattathias the Hasmonean (I Macc. ii. 4, iii. 1, et passim), Mattathias' other sons...
MACHIR BEN ABBA MARI – Author of a work entitled "Yalḥuṭ ha-Makiri," but about whom not even the country or the period in which he lived is known. Steinschneider ("Jewish Literature," p. 143) supposes that Machir lived in Provence; but the question of...
MACHIR BEN JUDAH – French scholar of the tenth and eleventh centuries; born at Metz; brother of Gershom Me'or ha-Golah. He is known by his dictionary entitled "Alfa Beta de-R. Makir," not extant, but quoted often by Rashi, RaSHBaM, Eliezer b....
MACHPELAH – Biblical and Post-Biblical Data: Name of a field and cave bought by Abraham as a burying-place. The meaning of the name, which always occurs with the definite article, is not clear; according to the Targumim and the Septuagint...
MACHPELAH – Biblical and Post-Biblical Data: Name of a field and cave bought by Abraham as a burying-place. The meaning of the name, which always occurs with the definite article, is not clear; according to the Targumim and the Septuagint...
MAHER-SHALAL-HASH-BAZ – Symbolic name of the son of Isaiah indicating the sudden attack on Damascus and Syria by the King of Assyria (Isa. viii. 3-4). Isaiah had first been commanded by God to write it on a large roll (ib. viii. 1).E. G. H. M....
MAḤOZA – Babylonian city on the Tigris, three parasangs south of Ctesiphon. Near it was the citadel of Koke ( , Χώχη), which was regarded as a part of Maḥoza. Owing to its proximity to the royal canal, Nehar Malka, it was called also...
MAJOR, SOLOMON IBN – Turkish rabbi; flourished toward the end of the sixteenth century at Salonica, where he was head of the yeshibah. Many distinguished rabbis were Major's pupils, among them being Joseph Florentin, Abraham Falcon, and his own son...
MAKSHAN, SAMUEL BEN PHINEHAS HA-KOHEN – Bohemian Talmudist of the sixteenth century; born in Prague. He wrote: "Teḥillat Dibre Shemuel," commentary on the Targum of Esther (Prague, 1594 [according to Zunz, "Z. G." p. 278; 1601 according to other bibliographers]); "Bet...
MALBIM, MEÏR LÖB BEN JEHIEL MICHAEL – Russian rabbi, preacher, and Hebraist; born at Volochisk, Volhynia, in 1809; died at Kiev Sept. 18, 1879. The name "Malbim" is derived from the initials of his name ( ), and became his family name by frequent usage. Malbim was...