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AARON BEN DAVID COHEN OF RAGUSA – Rabbi in Ragusa; born about 1580. His maternal grandfather was Solomon Oheb, also rabbi in the same city. Aaron studied in his native city and later in Venice, whence he returned to occupy a pulpit in Ragusa. In 1623 he was...
AARON BEN DAVID ḤAYYUN – See Ḥayyun, Aaron ben David.
AARON, SON OF THE DEVIL" – The name given to a portrait or caricature of an English Jew of the year 1277, drawn on a forest-roll of the county of Essex, in connection with a number of fines imposed on some Jews and Christians who pursued a doe that had...
AARON IBN EL-BARGARDI – See Bargardi, Aaron ibn el-.
AARON BEN ELIEZER – German Talmudist, who flourished in the thirteenth century. That he was considered a great man at that time is proved by the actions of his contemporary, R. Meir ben Baruch of Rothenberg, acknowledged to be the greatest...
AARON BEN ELIEZER – A liturgical poet, who lived in Safed from the year 1545. He was the author of a collection of poems and prayers printed at Mantua in 1561, entitled "Sefer ha-Miẓnefet" (The Book of the Miter). His booklet treats chiefly of the...
AARON BEN ELIEZER LIPMAN – Rabbi of the town of Zempelburg, West Prussia, formerly included in the kingdom of Poland; flourished toward the middle of the seventeenth century. He was an intimate friend of Shabbethai Hurwitz, rabbi of Prague. His work,...
AARON BEN ELIJAH, THE YOUNGER, of Nicomedia – Karaite theologian, born in Cairo about 1300; died in Constantinople in 1369. To distinguish him from Aaron ben Joseph, the elder Karaite theologian of Constantinople, he was called Aaron the Younger, or the Later. Aaron ben...
AARON EZEKIEL ḤARIF – Hungarian scholar; died at Nikolsburg, April 10, 1670. As successor to Gerson Ashkenazi he held the post of rabbi in Nikolsburg at the same time that he was chief rabbi of the province of Moravia. The epithet "Ḥarif" (The Keen...
AARON FRANCO PINHERO – See Pinhero, Aaron Franco.
AARON BEN GERSHON ABU AL-RABI OF CATANIA – Sicilian scholar, cabalist, and astrologer; flourished between 1400 and 1450. He was a son-in-law of Don Moses Gabbai, an exile from Majorca. Aaron was the youngest of five brothers, all rabbinic scholars; the others were...
AARON HAMON – See Hamon, Aaron.
AARON (BEN ABRAHAM BEN SAMUEL) IBN ḤAYYIM – Moroccan Biblical and Talmudic commentator; flourished at the beginning of the seventeenth century at Fez; died at Jerusalem in 1632. He was a member of the bet din, or court of justice, of Fez, and removed to Venice about 1608,...
AARON BEN ḤAYYIM – An exegete who lived in the first half of the nineteenth century at Grodno, Russia. He wrote "Moreh Derek" (He Who Shows the Way), tracing the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt, their wanderings in the desert, and the...
AARON IBN ḤAYYIM – See Ḥayyim, Aaron ibn.
AARON BEN ḤAYYIM ABRAHAM HAKOHEN PERAḤYAH – See Peraḥyah, Aaron ben Ḥayyim Abraham ha-Kohen.
AARON BEN ḤAYYIM HA-KOHEN – Nephew of Simeon of Coucy-leChâteau and of Jacob of Corbeil; flourished about 1200. In 1227, after having compared all the copies of the French Maḥzor he could obtain, he wrote the Maḥzor, Code Uri, No. 225, to which he added a...
AARON BEN ISAAC DE LA PAPA – See La Papa, Aaron ben Isaac de.
AARON BEN ISAAC OF RECHNITZ – Author of a midrashic commentary on the Bible, the first portion of which (Genesis) was published in 1786 at Sulzbach under the title "Bet Aharon" (House of Aaron).Bibliography: Benjacob, Oẓar ha-Sefarim, p. 70; Wiener,...
AARON BEN ISAAC SASON – Author and Talmudist; born in Constantinople in 1629. He was a grandson of Aaron ben Joseph Sason, an eminent Talmudist, and cousin of Ḥayyim Benveniste, the famous scholar. Aaron Cupino, rabbi of Constantinople, was his teacher...
AARON, ISRAEL – American rabbi; born at Lancaster, Pa., Nov. 20, 1859. His father was a native of Hesse-Darmstadt, where he served many years in the army, holding several minor military offices. After leaving the High School Israel, Aaron...
AARON BEN ISRAEL BRODA – See Broda, Aaron ben Israel.
AARON BEN JACOB BEN DAVID HAKOHEN – French ritualist; one of a family of scholars living at Narbonne, France (not Lunel, as Conforte and others say), who was a sufferer by the expulsion of the Jews in 1306. He emigrated to Majorca, and there, some time before...
AARON BEN JACOB HA-LEVI HOROWITZ – See Horowitz, Aaron ben Jacob ha-Levi.
AARON BEN JACOB OF KARLIN – Known among the Ḥasidim as Rabbi Aaron the Great, orsimply as the "Preacher" or "Censor"; born in 1738; died 1771. He was one of the early great rabbis of the sect who helped the rapid spread of Ḥasidism in eastern Europe, and...