Pik also called JESAIAH BERLIN, a somewhat noted Jewish rabbi, flourished at Breslau, in Silesia, where he died, May 13, 1799, after having occupied the rabbiship for about sixteen years. He wrote הגדות, or notes and corrections to the Talmud, which are generally printed in the modem editions of the Talmud: — הפלאה שבערכין, elucidations and corrections to Nathan ben-Jechiel's (q.v.) dictionary, called Aruch, but only on the letters כ א, which were edited by R.W. Gunsburg (Breslau, 1830), while the second part, comprising the letters ת ל, which was prepared by Luzzatto and Hurwitz. was edited by Rosenkranz (Vienna, 1859): — מיני תרגימא, i.e., glossaries on the Targum of Onkelos (q.v.), edited by D. Sklower (Breslau, 1827, and Vienna, 1836): — לציון ראשין, glossaries on the Mishna, printed in the editions of the Mishna (Vienna, 1793; Prague, 1825-30; and with many additions edited by W. Eger, Altona, 1841-46). See Beer, Jiidische Literaturbriefe (Leips. 1857, page 45; reprinted from Frankel's Monatsschrift, 1853-1854); Furst, Bibliotheca Judaica, 1:110; Zunz, Die Momnatstage des Kalenderjahres (Berlin, 1872), page 27; Engl. transl. by Reverend B. Pick, in the Jewish Messenger (N.Y. 1874); Cassel, Leiftiden zur judischen Geschichte u. Literatur (Berlin, 1872), page 107; Jost, Gesch. d. Judenth. u.s. Sekten, 3:245; Steinschneider, Bibliograph. Handb. page 22; Catalogus Libr. Hebr. in Biblioth. Bodl. page 1385. (B.P.)

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