Abraham ben Elijah of Vilna

Abraham ben Elijah of Vilna
   Polish scholar. His edition of Aggadat Bereshit was the first complete history of midrashic literature. He wrote a critical index to 130 midrashim, Rav Pealim.

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  • ABRAHAM BEN ELIJAH OF VILNA — (1750–1808), talmudic and midrashic scholar. Abraham received most of his education from his father elijah b. solomon zalman , the Vilna Gaon. He acquired complete command of rabbinic literature and much general knowledge. He had a strikingly… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Abraham ben Elijah of Vilna — Abraham ben Elijah of Wilna was a Jewish Talmudist who lived in Lithuania. He was born in Vilna about 1750 and died there on December 14, 1808. He was the son of Elijah, the Vilna Gaon, the most famous Talmudist of modern times. He was educated… …   Wikipedia

  • Abraham ben Abraham — Abraham ben Abraham, also known as Count Valentine (Valentin, Walentyn) Potocki (Pototzki or Pototski), is a legendary figure who is claimed to have been a Polish nobleman of the Potocki family who converted to Judaism and was burned at the stake …   Wikipedia

  • Abraham ben Abraham — (hébreu : אברהם בן אברהם), né comte Valentin (Walentyn) Potocki [1], est un personnage à l existence disputée : noble polonais converti au judaïsme orthodoxe et condamné par l Église catholique à périr sur le bûcher pour avoir renoncé à …   Wikipédia en Français

  • ABRAHAM BEN ALEXANDER KATZ OF KALISK — (Kalisz; 1741–1810), ḥasidic leader in Poland and Ereẓ Israel. He was a disciple of dov baer of Mezhirech. According to ḥasidic tradition he first studied under elijah b. solomon , the Gaon of Vilna. He joined the Talk, an ḥasidic conventicle… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • RAGOLER, ABRAHAM BEN SOLOMON — (18th century), Lithuanian rabbi and preacher, brother of elijah b. solomon Zalman Gaon of Vilna. Abraham was born in Vilna, but because of the controversy between Ḥasidim and Mitnaggedim he moved to Ragola and was thereafter called Abraham of… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Vilna Gaon — Infobox Person name = Vilna Gaon image size = 210px caption = birth date = Birth date|1720|04|23 birth place = death date = Death date and age|1797|10|09|1720|04|23 death place = Vilnius, Lithuania resting place = Vilnius, Lithuania resting place …   Wikipedia

  • ELIJAH BEN SOLOMON ZALMAN — (the Vilna Gaon or Elijah Gaon ; acronym Ha GRA = Ha Gaon Rabbi Eliyahu; 1720–1797), one of the greatest spiritual and intellectual leaders of Jewry in modern times. A man of iron will, Elijah combined the personal life of an intellectual hermit… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • VILNA — (Pol. Wilno, Lithuanian Vilnius), from 1323 capital of the grand duchy of lithuania ; from 1940 to 1991 capital of the Lithuanian S.S.R.; from 1991 capital of Lithuania; called by East European Jewry, especially in the modern period, the… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Hayyim ben Joseph Vital — (Calabria, 1543[1] – Damascus, 23 April 1620[2]) was a rabbi in Safed and the foremost disciple of Isaac Luria. He recorded much of his master s teachings. After Vital s death his writings spread having a powerful impact on various circles… …   Wikipedia

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