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MOSES BEN ISRAEL OF LANDSBERG – German Talmudist and Hebrew scholar at the beginning of the eighteenth century. He was styled by his contemporaries "the father of those that interpret according to gemaṭria." He was the author of "'Iṭṭur Soferim" (Hamburg,...
MOSES BEN ISSACHAR – Rabbi at Aussee, Moravia, in the second half of the seventeenth century; nephew of Mordecai Jaffe. He wrote: "Holek be-Derek Tamim" (Frankfort-on-the-Oder, 1680), an explanation of Ps. cxix., and "Pene Mosheh" (Lublin, 1681), a...
MOSES BEN JACOB OF COUCY (SeMaG) – Travels in Spain. Page from the First Edition of the "Semag," Rome (?) Before 1480.(From the Sulzberger collection in the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, New York.)French tosafist and codifier; lived in the first half of...
MOSES BEN JACOB OF RUSSIA – Born in Schadow, near Schavli, Lithuania, 1449; died in the first quarter of the sixteenth century, in the Crimea, probably in Kaffa. That he was called "Ashkenazi" suggests that he was of German origin; his son-in-lawwas...
MOSES BEN JEHIEL BEN MATTATHIAH – See Moses of Paris.
MOSES B. JEKUTHIEL DE ROSSI – See Rossi, Moses b. Jekuthiel de.
MOSES, JOSEPH ḤAYYIM ELIJAH – Cabalist and Talmudist; grandson of a chief rabbi of Bagdad; one of the leaders of the Jewish community there (1904). He wrote the following, published at Jerusalem and Bagdad between 1870 and 1900: "Rab Pe'alim"; "Ben Ish Ḥai";...
MOSES B. JOSEPH ḤAZZAN – See Moses b. Yom-Ṭob.
MOSES BEN JOSEPH HA-KOHEN – Liturgical poet of the latter part of the twelfth century; perhaps the Moses ben Joseph who aided the oppressed Jews in the Rhenish provinces in 1196. He wrote a seliḥah entitled "Arba'ah Abot Neziḳin," in which the four...
MOSES BEN JOSEPH BEN MERWAN HA-LEVI – French Talmudist; flourished about the middle of the twelfth century. He was a nephew and pupil of Isaac ben Merwan ha-Levi, and a prominent Talmudist and rabbi; his colleagues addressed him as "Great scholar, Nasi R. Moses,"...
MOSES B. JOSEPH OF ROME – Liturgical poet and rabbinical authority of the thirteenth century. One of his liturgical poems has been included in the German ritual.Bibliography: Zunz, Literaturgesch. p. 346; Berliner, Gesch. der Juden in Rom, i. 39.S. J. Z....
MOSES BEN JOSHUA OF NARBONNE (MAESTRO VIDAL BLASOM) – French philosopher and physician; born at Perpignan at the end of the thirteenth century; died after 1362. His education in philosophy began at the age of thirteen, under his father, and continued under Moses and Abraham...
MOSES JUDAH LÖB B. SAMUEL – Russian rabbi and author; born in Turetz, government of Minsk; died at Minsk in 1889. He was a son-in-law of Rabbi David Tebele of Minsk, whom he succeeded in the rabbinate of that city, holding the position for thirty years. He...
MOSES (MESHARSHEYA) KAHANA BEN JACOB – Gaon of Sura from 832 to 843; son of the gaon (801-815) Jacob ha-Kohen ben Mordecai. Moses is reputed to have been a student of the Cabala and to have used amulets, charms, etc. (Hai ben Sherira, "Ṭa'am Zeḳenim," p. 566)....
MOSES KALFO – Italian scholar; lived at the beginning of the eleventh century at Bari, where he taught at the yeshibah. He is known through lexicographical explanations cited by Nathan ben Jehiel, author of the "'Aruk" (s.v. , , and ). Nathan...
MOSES B. KALONYMUS – See Kalonymus.
MOSES KAPSALI – See Capsali.
MOSES OF KIEV – Russian Talmudist; lived in the first half of the twelfth century. Moses seems to have been in western Europe in consequence of the expulsion of the Jews from Kiev in 1124 (comp. Firkowitz in "Ha-Karmel," ii. 407). It is not...
MOSES HA-KOHEN – Rabbi of Salonica in the first half of the eighteenth century; author of a collection of responsa entitled "Kehunnat 'Olam" (Constantinople, 1740), followed by ṇovellæ on the Ṭur Yoreh De'ah (Fürst, "Bibl. Jud." ii. 399).W. B....
MOSES HA-KOHEN OF CORFU – Greek Talmudist and liturgical poet; flourished at the end of the sixteenth century. He was the author of"Yashir Mosheh" (Mantua, 1612), consisting of (1) a versification of the Book of Esther and of the midrashic legends...
MOSES KOHEN B. ELIEZER – See Coblenz.
MOSES HA-KOHEN OF LUNEL – French Talmudist; flourished about 1200. Moses was one of the rabbis who criticized Maimonides' writings. He wrote a series of strictures on the "Mishneh Torah," which are preserved in the Bodleian Library (MS. No. 617). Simon...
MOSES OF LEON – See Leon, Moses de.
MOSES HA-LEVI ALḲABIẒ – Prominent rabbi of the first half of the sixteenth century; father of Solomon Alḳabiẓ. About 1530 he officiated as dayyan at Safed. He seems also to have studied the Cabala, since Isaac ibn Shoshan of Safed wrote a cabalistic...
MOSES HA-LEVI HA-NAZIR – Palestinian rabbi of the seventeenth century. He was the father of Joseph ha-Levi and son-in-law of the Talmudist Abraham ibn Hananiah, rabbi of Hebron and pupil of Joseph di Trani. Moses ha-Nazir is known through responsa...