Ashkenazi is a name common to many Jewish writers, of whom we mention the following:

1. BEZALEL BEN-ABRAHAM, rabbi in Egypt, is the author of glosses and novellas on the Talmud, known in Talmudic literature under the title of מקבצת שטה (Lemberg, 186171, 4 vols.). See First, Bibl. Jud. i, 60 sq.

2. ELIESER BEN-ELIA RONE lived in Egypt till 1561, when he went to Famagusta, in Cyprus. In 1576 he stood at the head of the Jewish congregation at Cremona, where he completed his יוסŠ לקח, or commentary on Esther. (Cremona, 1576). In 1580 he completed at Gnesen his commentary on the historical parts of the Pentateuch, entitled מעשה יי8 8 (Venice, 1583). About this time he was rabbi at Posen. He died at Cracow in 1586. See Furst, Bibl. Jud. i, 62; De' Rossi, Dizionario Storico (Germ. transl.), p. 48; Perles, in Frankel's Monatsschrift, 1864, p. 371 sq.

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3. ZEBI BEN-JACOB, of Wolna, a famous Talmudist, went to Buda in 1666, where he remained till 1678. He then went to Adrianople, Sarajevo in Bosnia, Lemberg, Amsterdam, Altona, Hamburg, etc. He is also called Chacham Zebi (חכם צבי). He is the author of a great many "decisions" touching the most varied topics. See Furst, Bibl. Jud. i, 64; Frankel, Hirsch ben Jacob Aschkenasi: eine Biogarphie, reprinted in Literaturblatt des Orients, 1846, No. 47. (B. P.).

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