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BELILHOS, JACOB – Relative of Daniel Belilhos; rabbi at Venice about 1680. He wrote "Binyan Ne'arim" (Edification of Youth) in refutation of Samuel Aboab; it was, however, never published.Bibliography: Nepi-Ghirondi, Toledot Gedole Yisrael, p....
BELILLA, DAVID – One of the leading Jews in Cranganore, sixteen miles north of Cochin, southern India, about the middle of the sixteenth century. Together with Samuel Castiel, Ephraim Salaḥ, and Joseph Levi, he built a synagogue in Cranganore...
BELIN, ELIJAH BEN MOSES I – German commentator and liturgical poet of the fifteenth century. He was rabbi, cantor, and teacher of Talmud and Rabbinic literature at Worms, 1490. According to Zunz, he lived before this at Bingen-on-the-Rhine. Belin wrote a...
BELIN, ELIJAH BEN MOSES II – German Talmudist; died at Worms Feb. 26, 1587, having taken an active part in the affairs of the Jewish community in that city. A manuscript copy is extant (Neubauer, "Cat. Bodl. Hebr. MSS." No. 2184) of a disputation in the...
BELINFANTE FAMILY – A Sephardic Jewish family who trace their ancestry to Joseph Cohen Belinfante, a fugitive from Portugal to Turkey in 1526. The family included a number of writers and divines, the most eminent of the latter being Ẓaddiḳ Cohen...
BELINFANTE, ISAAC COHEN – Poet and preacher at the great synagogue 'Eẓ Hayyim, Amsterdam; died in that city Sept. 7, 1781; son of Elijah Cohen Belinfante. In an approbation to the work "Dibre David" he enumerates the following political works written by...
BELINFANTE, MOSES BEN ẒADDIḲ HA-KOHEN – A Judæo-Dutch journalist, translator, and writer of school-books; born at The Hague Sept. 24, 1761; died there June 29, 1827. He founded in 1806 the first Judæo-Dutch paper, "Sulamith," devoted especially to the interests of the...
BELINSON, MOSES ELIEZER – Russian publisher and scholar; born at Odessa about 1835. He devoted himself chiefly to the study of the genealogy of old Russian Jewish families, to one of which he belongs. He wrote on this subject two works, "Megillat...
BELISARIO, MIRIAM MENDES – English authoress and teacher; born in London about 1820; died there 1885. She was a granddaughter of Isaac Mendes Belisario (see Lyson, "Environs of London," iii. 429), and with her sisters for many years kept a girls' school...
BELKIND, ISRAEL – Russian Hebraist and teacher; born in 1861 at Logoisk, government of Minsk, Russia; educated at the high school of Mohilev on the Dnieper, and at the University of Kharkov. After the persecution of the Jews in Russia in 1881,...
BELKIS, QUEEN OF SHEBA – See Sheba, Queen of.
BELKOVSKY, GRÉGOIRE – Russian political economist; born at Odessa 1865. While a student he joined the Jewish nationalists of Odessa, and lectured at the Sabbath free school of Löw and Sussman. For his treatise "Zalog po Rimskomu Pravu," he was...
BELLA, wife of Joshua FALK – A woman of Talmudic learning; born at Lemberg about the middle of the sixteenth century; died at a very advanced age at Jerusalem. She was a daughter of the philanthropist and head of the community at Lemberg, Israel Edels, and...
BELLCAYRE – City in Catalonia, Spain; had Jewish inhabitants in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. It was the birthplace of David of Bellcayre, the richest Jew of Barcelona, who owned in the ghetto of the latter city the finest...
BELLE-ASSEZ – A daughter of Solomon ben Isaac, called "Rashi" (1040-1105,) and wife of R. Eliezer. Belle-Assez (not "Bellejeune," "Belle," "Schön," see Jacob Tam, "Sefer ha-Yashar," ed. N. Rosenthal, p. 44, note), like the other daughters of...
BELLELI, LAZARUS (MENAHEM) – Greek polyglot writer and philologist; born in Corfu, Greece, Oct. 31, 1862. In 1877 he edited "'Aṭṭeret Baḥurim." (The Crown of the Young), being a Hebrew-Greek vocabulary for the Book of Genesis, supplemented by a sketch of...
BELLERMANN, JOHANN JOACHIM – Christian Hebraist and professor of theology at Berlin University; born at Erfurt Sept. 23, 1754; died at Berlin Oct. 25, 1842.On graduating from the University of Göttingen Bellermann accepted a position as teacher at Reval,...
BELLETTE – Daughter of Menahem, and sister of Isaac ben Menahem called "the Great"; lived at Orleans in the middle of the eleventh century. She is cited by Rashi, in a responsum, as an authority on a ritual question (Pardes, 4b; Assufot,...
BELLS – The use of Bells for summoning seems to have arisen in the Far East, and was not customary in countries bordering the Mediterranean until late Roman times (Sittl, "Archäologie der Kunst," p. 246). Small disks, however, were...
BELLS OF THE LAW – See Crown of the Law.
BELLSOM – See Moses of Narbonne.
BELLUCIA, ASCARELLI – See Ascarelli.
BELMONT – Jewish family in Alzey, Rhein-Hessen. It traces its origin to Isaac Simon, who at the end of the eighteenth century took the family name of Belmont. His father, Ephraim Simon (d. 1742), was the son of Joseph Jessel, "Vorsteher...
BELMONT, AUGUST – American financier; born in Alzey, Germany, in 1816; died in New York city, Nov. 24, 1890. He was educated at Frankfort-on-the-Main, and, after serving several years in the Rothschild banking offices in that city and at Naples,...
BELMONTE – Portuguese Dutch Marano family, which traced its descent from Don Iago y Sampayo, to whom in 1519 King Manuel of Portugal gave the city of Belmonte, allowing him to take the name of the city and to transmit it to his posterity....