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Ashkenazi, Simon, of Galicia

Rabbi of Dobromil and Jaroslav (Galicia) at the end of the eighteenth and the beginning of the nineteenth century. He was a disciple of R. Jacob Isaac of Lublin (died 1815), and carried on a learned correspondence with Jacob Meshullam Orenstein, chief rabbi of Lemberg (died 1839). Ashkenazi wrote "NaḦalat Shim'on" (Simon's Inheritance), a series of cabalistic dissertations on the Pentateuch (1815; 2d ed., Lemberg, 1848).

  • Benjacob, Oẓar ha-Sefarim, p. 397;
  • Walden, Shem ha-Gedolim he-Ḥadash, 1:128.
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Singer, Isidore, Ph.D, Projector and Managing Editor. Entry for 'Ashkenazi, Simon, of Galicia'. 1901 The Jewish Encyclopedia. 1901.

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