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DAVID OF MILHAU – French liturgical poet; lived at L'Isle, France, about 1764. In Hebrew he was called (Zunz reads ). MS. No. 148 Montefiore Library (= Halberstamm. No. 266) contains a responsum of David of Milhau.Bibliography:Gross, Gallia...
DAVID (TEVELE) BEN MOSES – Russian rabbi and author; born in Turetz, in the government of Minsk, 1792; died at Minsk April 27, 1861. At the age of fifteen he went to Volozhin, where he studied in the yeshibah under Rabbi Ḥayyim, from which he graduated as...
DAVID BEN MOSES HA-KOHEŃ – See Toledo.
DAVID BEN MOSES OF NOVOGRUDOK – Russian rabbi; born 1769; died in Novogrudok, government of Minsk, 1836. He became rabbi of that town in 1794, and held the position for forty-three years, until his death. He was one of the leading Talmudists of Russia in his...
DAVID NIETO REDIVIVUS – See Deutsch, Heinrich.
DAVID THE PIOUS – French scholar; lived at Château-Thierry in the second half of the twelfth and the beginning of the thirteenth century. Zunz ("Literaturgesch." p. 305; compare Carmoly, "Itiné; raires," p. 177) identifies him with R. David ben...
DAVID RAPHAEL BEN ABRAHAM POLIDO – Satirist; flourished in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. His name, and the factthat his work was printed in Leghorn, suggest that he was an Italian; but Somerhausen reads (Polonya [?]) instead of ; whereas...
DAVID REUBEN – See Molko, Solomon.
DAVID DE ROCCO – See Roquemartine, David.
DAVID B. SAADIA – See Dosa b. Saadia.
DAVID, SAMUEL – French musician; born in Paris Nov. 12, 1836; died there Oct. 3, 1895. He received his musical education at the Conservatoire, where he was a pupil of Bazin and Halévy. In 1858 he received the "Grand Prix de Rome" for his...
DAVID BEN SAMUEL OF ESTELLA (KOKABI) – Provençal scholar; flourished in the first half of the thirteenth century. He was a native of Estella, whence his name "Kokabi" (Starlike), the Hebrew equivalent for "Estella." Isaac of Lattes, in his literary history "Ḳiryat...
DAVID, SAMUEL BEN JUDAH LÖB – Polish rabbi; died in Dzialshitz, Poland, in 1751. He succeeded his father as rabbi of Shidlow, Poland, when the latter became rabbi of Cracow. About 1731 he was called to Cracow to take the position rendered vacant by the death...
DAVID B. SAMUEL HA-LEVI – Polish rabbi; born in Lodmir or Vladimir, Volhynia, about 1586 (see Grätz, "Gesch." x. 57, and "Ḳin'at Soferim," p. 48b, note 809); died in Lemberg Jan. 31, 1667. David's chief instructor was his elder brother, Isaac b. Samuel...
DAVID BEN SAUL – French rabbi; lived in the first half of the thirteenth century. He was the pupil of R. Solomon of Montpellier, and was one of the rabbis of Provence who condemned the philosophical works of Maimonides and the study of...
DAVID BEN SOLOMON IBN ABI ZIMRA – Spanish Talmudist and cabalist; born in Spain about 1479; died at Safed, Palestine, 1589. He was thirteen years of age when his parents, banished from Spain, settled in Safed, where he studied under the direction of Joseph...
DAVID IBN YAḤYA – See Ibn Yaḥya, David.
DAVID BEN ZAKKAI – Exilarch; known in Jewish history especially for his controversy with Saadia; died in 940. He was a relative of the prince of the Exile, 'Uḳba, who had been deposed from office and banished, and was his successor in the...
DAVID-GORODOK – Town in the government of Minsk, Russia. In 1895 it had a population of 10,086, including 4,902 Jews. The latter are mostly engaged in business and in industrial vocations. There are 672 artisans, 564 of whom conduct their own...
DAVIDOV, JULIUS – Russian physician; born at Goldingen, Courland, 1803; died at Moscow 1870. He graduated from the University of Dorpat in 1833, and practised medicine in his native town until 1838, when he removed to Moscow. At the time of his...
DAVIDOVICH, JUDAH LÖB – Russian Hebraist; born at Wilna 1855; died at Odessa Jan. 1, 1898. He spent several years of his youth workingand studying in Western countries. Returning to his native land, he served his term in the Russian army; later he...
DAVIDS, ARTHUR LUMLEY – English Orientalist; born in London 1811; died from a sudden attack of cholera July 19, 1832. At an early age he applied himself more particularly to the study of mechanics, music, and experimental philosophy. At the age of...
DAVIDSOHN, BOGUMIL – See Dawison, Bogumil.
DAVIDSOHN, GEORG – German journalist; born at Danzig, Prussia, Dec. 19, 1835; died in Berlin Feb. 6, 1897. He was originally destined for a merchant's career, but in 1856 went to Berlin, and acted for various newspapers as reporter of events in...
DAVIDSOHN, LEON – Russian publicist and translator; born at Kopil, government of Minsk, 1855. He was educated at an early age in the Talmud and the Hebrew language. His father confided him to a teacher who explained the Bible according to...