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M. Seligsohn,

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MORDECAI – Biblical Data: Chief minister of Ahasuerus and one of the principal personages of the Book of Esther. He was the son of Jair, a Benjamite, and a cousin of Esther, whom he adopted as his daughter. He had previously been carried...
MORDECAI – Biblical Data: Chief minister of Ahasuerus and one of the principal personages of the Book of Esther. He was the son of Jair, a Benjamite, and a cousin of Esther, whom he adopted as his daughter. He had previously been carried...
MORDECAI BEN JUDAH HA-LEVI – Chief rabbi of Cairo, Egypt; preacher and Biblical commentator; flourished in the seventeenth century; died at Jerusalem. He was the author of "Darke No'am" (Venice, 1698), responsa on the four parts of the Shulḥan 'Aruk,...
MORESHETH-GATH – City in Palestine, apparently the native place of the prophet Micah; mentioned in connection with Lachish, Achzib, Mareshah, and other towns of the lowland ("shefelah") of Judah (Mic. i. 13-15). Jerome ("Onomasticon," s.v....
MORIAH – 1. A district in Palestine containing several mountains, on one of which Abraham was commanded by God to sacrifice his son Isaac (Gen. xxii. 2). 2. A mountain at Jerusalem on which Ornan the Jebusite had a thrashing-floor and on...
MORPURGO, SAMSON BEN JOSHUA MOSES – Italian rabbi, physician, and liturgist; born at Gradiska, Austria, in 1681; died at Ancona April 12, 1740. When a boy of seven he was taken by his father to Venice, where he received his elementary education. He then studied in...
MOSCONI, JUDAH LEON BEN MOSES – Bulgarian scholar and Talmudist; born at Ocrida 1328. Owing to the wars which agitated Bulgaria in the fourteenth century, Mosconi left his native country about 1360. He traveled in all the three continents of the Old World. He...
MOSES BEN AARON – Moravian and German rabbi; born at Lemberg about 1705; died at Nikolsburg, Moravia, Dec. 28, 1757. After having studied in the yeshibah of Nikolsburg, Moses, then a youth of twenty, was appointed rabbi of Leipnik, Moravia. A few...
MOSES BEN ABRAHAM ABINU – Christian convert to Judaism; printer and author; born at Nikolsburg; died at Amsterdam in 1733 or 1734. According to Wolf ("Bibl. Hebr." iii., No. 1510b), Moses ben Abraham was a native of Prague, and was circumcised at...
MOSES OF CRETE – Pseudo-Messiah of the middle of the fifth century. In spite of Ashi's efforts to restrain within limits the expectation of the coming of the Messiah, a belief was spread that the Messiah would come in the eighty-fifth jubilee...
MOSES ELIAKIM BERI'AH BEN ISRAEL – Polish preacher; born at Cozienice; died there in 1825. He wrote "Be'er Mosheh" (Jusefow, n.d.), homilies arranged according to the parashiyyot of the Pentateuch. It appears from this work that Moses Eliakim was, like his...
MOSES BEN ELIJAH HA-LEVI – Karaite scholar and poet; lived at Chufut-Kale, in the Crimea, in the eighteenth century. He was the author of a work entitled "Darosh Darash Mosheh," twenty-four treatises on various subjects (comp. "Oraḥ Ẓaddiḳim," p.23a). In...
MOSES OF EVREUX – French tosafist, and author of a siddur ("Semaḳ" No. 154); flourished in the first half of the thirteenth century. Moses is generally supposed to have been the son of Yom-Ṭob, referred to in Elijah Mizraḥi's responsa (No. 82);...
MOSES ḤARIF II. (PHINEHAS MOSES BEN ISRAEL) – Chief rabbi of Lemberg, where he died Sept. 17, 1702. Moses was a grandson of Moses Ḥarif I. ben Solomon, and appears to have been born at Lemberg. He was the first chief rabbi of both communities of Lemberg—urban and suburban....
MOSES BEN ISAAC BONEMS – Polish rabbi; born at Cracow; died at Lublin Nov. 25, 1668. He was a great-grandson of Moses Isserles, and later became the son-in-law of Samuel Eliezer Edels. He was successively rabbi at Lyuboml (Volhynia) and Lublin. In the...
MOSES ISAAC JUDAH LÖB BEN NAPHTALI HIRZ – Rabbi and cabalist; born at Frankfort-on-the-Main; died at Pinczow, Russian Poland, in 1682 (in 1662 according to Wolf, "Bibl. Hebr." iii., No. 1362c). He was a pupil of Aaron Samuel Kaidanover in Talmud and of Jacob Temerles in...
MOSES BEN ISAAC LEONI – Italian scholar and Talmudist; born at Urbino Nov. 30, 1566; died in 1641. At the age of thirteen Moses became the pupil of Jedidiah of Rimini: the date of his birth and the date of the engagement of Jedidiah as his teacher...
MOSES BEN ISAIAH HA-KOHEN – Polish rabbi of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. He was a pupil of Solomon Luria, and was successively rabbi of Miedzyboz, Brody, and Przemysl. Fürst ("Bibl. Jud." iii. 120) and Benjacob ("Oẓar ha-Sefarim," p. 86)...
MOSES BEN ISRAEL OF LANDSBERG – German Talmudist and Hebrew scholar at the beginning of the eighteenth century. He was styled by his contemporaries "the father of those that interpret according to gemaṭria." He was the author of "'Iṭṭur Soferim" (Hamburg,...
MOSES HA-KOHEN – Rabbi of Salonica in the first half of the eighteenth century; author of a collection of responsa entitled "Kehunnat 'Olam" (Constantinople, 1740), followed by ṇovellæ on the Ṭur Yoreh De'ah (Fürst, "Bibl. Jud." ii. 399).W. B....
MOSES HA-KOHEN OF CORFU – Greek Talmudist and liturgical poet; flourished at the end of the sixteenth century. He was the author of"Yashir Mosheh" (Mantua, 1612), consisting of (1) a versification of the Book of Esther and of the midrashic legends...
MOSES BEN SAMUEL BEN ASHER – French Talmudist; flourished at Perpignan in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. Both Moses and his father possessed great influence in Perpignan, and obtained from James I., King of Majorca, permission for the Jews who had...
MOSES BEN SOLOMON HA-KOHEN ASHKENAZI – German tosafist; lived at Mayence in the twelfth century. It appears, however, that Moses was a native of France ("Or Zarua'," ii., No. 34). He was a pupil of R. Isaac ha-Zaḳen (Solomon Luria, Responsa, No. 29); he seems to have...
MOSES BEN SOLOMON BEN SIMEON OF BURGOS – Spanish cabalist of the thirteenth century; pupil of Jacob ha-Kohen of Provence. Hebrew manuscript No. 1565, 8 in the Bodleian Library (Neubauer's catalogue) contains an answer of Moses to a question of one of his friends in...
MOSES OF WORMS – Legendary rabbi of the eleventh century; reputed to have been the greatest magician and necromancer of his time (Tritheim, "Annales Hirsaugienses," i. 203). There is a legend that Archbishop Eberhard of Treves issued on April...