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FALLOW DEER – See Roebuck.
FALSE IMPRISONMENT – See Imprisonment.
FALSE WITNESS – See Evidence.
FALSEHOOD – See Lying.
FAMIGLIA ISRAELITICA – See Corfu.
FAMILIANTEN GESETZ – A law which required every Jew in "the countries of the Bohemian crown" (Bohemia, Moravia, and Silesia) to obtain a special permit from the state before he might marry. In these provinces it was the avowed policy of the...
FAMILLE DE JACOB – See Periodicals.
FAMILY AND FAMILY LIFE – The family includes either those who are descended from a common progenitor, as "bet Dawid," the house (dynasty) of David (I Sam. xx. 16); "bet Lewi," the house (tribe) of Levi (Num. xvii. 8); "bet Yisrael," the house (nation)...
FAMILY VAULT – An exclusive burial-place for the members of a family. The desire of the ancient Hebrews to "lie with their fathers," and particularly the charge of Jacob to his sons to remove his body from Egypt and to bury it in the Cave of...
FAMINE – A general scarcity of food, resulting as from drought, war, hail, flood, or insects. The land of Canaan is said in the Bible to have been several times afflicted with distressing famine, which is frequently mentioned together...
FANCIULLI, DE – See Adolescentoli.
FANO – Small town in the Papal States near Pesaro. Jewish bankers of Fano are known to have had a large financial transaction with the Malatestas (the rulers of the city) as early as 1332. There was a great demand for loans in that...
FANO – Name of an Italian family, members of which have been prominent as scholars since the sixteenth century. Among them the following may be mentioned:Abraham ben Moses da Fano: Italian scholar of the fifteenth (?) century; author...
FAQUIN, JUCEFE (JOSEPH) – Spanish traveler of the fourteenth century; lived first at Barcelona, but settled in Majorca after having made a tour of the known world. A year and a half later the representatives of the Aljama demanded that he should...
FARABI, AL- – See Alfarabi.
FARAJ BEN SALIM – Charles of Anjou Presenting Arabic Manuscript to Faraj for Translation.(From an illumination by Friar Giovanni in the Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris.)Italian physician and translator; flourished in the second half of the...
FARAJI, JACOB AL- – Rabbi at Alexandria, Egypt, in the middle of the seventeenth century; brother-in-law of Shabbethai Nawawi, rabbi of Rashid, and teacher of Samuel Laniado. Al-Faraji was the author of responsa, extracts from which were...
FARḤI (PARḤI), ESTORI – Explorer of Palestine; born about 1282 at Florenza, Spain; died in Palestine, probably in 1357. His father, Moses, sent him to study under his grandfather, Rabbi Nathan, at Tronquetelle, near Arles, France. At the age of...