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MIECZYSLAV III – See Poland.
MIEDZYBOZ (MEDZHIBOZH) – Russian town in the government of Podolia; it has a total population of 5,100, including 3,400 Jews. Among the latter there are 1,009 artisans and 57 day-laborers. There are the usual charitable organizations. About 300 families...
MIEDZYRZECZ – Town in the government of Siedlce, Russian Poland; near Warsaw. It has (1904) a population of 13,681, of whom 9,000 are Jews. The first Jewish settlement dates probably from the sixteenth century, its members coming from Germany...
MIELZINER, MOSES – American rabbi and author; born at Schubin, province of Posen, Germany, Aug. 12, 1828; died at Cincinnati Feb. 18, 1903. His father, Benjamin, rabbi in his native town, gave him the first instruction in Talmudic literature,...
MIESES – A family of German and Austrian scholars of the nineteenth century, of which the following are prominent members:Fabius Mieses: Galician litterateur and philosopher; born at Brody Oct. 31, 1824; died at Leipsic Oct. 10, 1898. Up...
MIGAS, IBN – See Ibn Migas.
MIGGO – An Aramaic word contracted from "min gaw" (= "from within"), meaning to proceed from the content of a sentence or circumstance, and designating originally a conclusion based on analogy. It is used in this sense in B. M. 5b. If...
MIGRATION – Removal from one region to another. Ever since the Exile, Jews have been forced to wander from country to country, and a full history of their migrations would be almost identical with a complete history of that people.In the...
MIGUES, JOÃO – See Nasi, Joseph (João Migues).
MIHAILENI – Small town in the district of Dorogoi, Rumania. It was formerly called Vladeni and Tirgu-Nou, and was founded in 1792 by a number of Jews under an agreement with the proprietor of the domain. This agreement was confirmed by a...
MI-KAMOKAH – Opening words of the verse Ex. xv. 11, which, with verse 18 of the same chapter ("Adonai Yimlok," etc.), is regularly employed as a response in the evening and morning services between the Shema' and the Shemoneh 'Esreh....
MIḲMAṢ, DAVID IBN MERWAN – See David ibn Merwan al-Muḳammaṣ.
MIḲWA'OT – Treatise in the Mishnah and the Tosefta in the order Ṭohorot. The legal code of the Pentateuch prescribes a bath for lepers (Lev. xiv. 9) and for persons suffering from certain other diseases (ib. xv.). The bath, according to...
MIḲWEH – Literally, a "collection," a "collected mass," especially of water (Gen. i. 10; Ex. vii. 19; Lev. xi. 36; comp. Isa. xxii. 11). Because of the use made of this word in connection with ritual purification (Lev. xi. 36), it has...
MILAN – Expelled in 1320. Capital of Lombardy, and the largest commercial city of Italy. Jews settled there under Roman rule and were persecuted even in the early Christian period. Ambrose,the patron saint of the city, was their...
MILCAH – 1. Daughter of Haran, and wife of her uncle Nahor (Gen. xi. 29). She bore eight sons, the youngest of whom was Bethuel, father of Rebekah (ib. xxii. 21-23). Ibn Ezra commentary on Gen. xi. 29) thinks that Haran, Milcah's father,...
MILCOM – See Moloch.
MILES OF MARSEILLES – Provençal physician and philosopher; born at Marseilles 1294. In some manuscripts he is designated by the name "Bongodos," the Provençal equivalent of "Ben Judah." From early youth he devoted himself to the study of science and...
MILHAU, JOSEPH BEN MOSES – French scholar and liturgical poet; lived at Carpentras in the second half of the eighteenth century. He was the author of a work entitled "Oẓerot Yosef" (Leghorn, 1783), a commentary on Rashi's and Elijah Mizraḥi's commentaries...
MILHAU, MOSES BEN MICHAEL – French scholar and poet; lived at Carpentras in the second half of the eighteenth century. Moses Milhau seems to have been the father of Joseph b. Moses Milhau, as may be concluded from the genealogy given by the latter in his...
MILHAUD – Village in the department of Gard, France. In Renan-Neubauer, "Les Rabbins Français," p. 665, its name is given as . It has been erroneously confounded with Millau (the ancient Æmilianum or Amilbanum) in the department of...
MILK – A common article of food among the ancient Hebrews.—Biblical Data: Palestine is praised in the Bible as a "land flowing with milk and honey" (Ex. iii. 8 et al.), milk representing the common necessities of life, and honey...
MILL AND MILLSTONE – See Flour.
MILLAUD (ARTHUR PAUL DAVID), ALBERT – French journalist and playwright; born at Paris in 1836; died there Oct. 22, 1892; son of Moïse Millaud. When only eighteen years of age he published a volume of poems which met with considerable success. In 1869 he joined the...
MILLAUD, EDOUARD – French barrister and statesman; born at Tarascon, Bouches-du-Rhône, Sept. 27, 1834; educated at Lyons, and there admitted to the bar in 1856. Taking an active part in politics, he was an opponent of the imperial government and...