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Talmudic scholar; lived in Spain in the fifteenth century. He was the disciple of Isaac de Leon, and in a vigorous dispute of the latter with Isaac Gayyal concerning a halakic decision, Balat took the part of his master and wrote a booklet demonstrating that Gayyal's decision was against the law. This booklet was published, together with the arguments of Isaac de Leon and Isaac Gayyal, in the miscellany "Shib'a 'Enayim" by Jacob London and Abraham Meldola (Leghorn, 1745).

  • Azulai, Shem ha-Gedolim, ii. 138;
  • Steinschneider, Cat. Bodl. cols. 643 and 671.
L. G. I. Br.
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