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The 1901 Jewish Encyclopedia

Gamaliel ben Pedahzur

The pseudonym of the unknown author of a work on the Jewish ritual, the title-page of which reads. "The Book of Religion, Ceremonies, and Prayers of the Jews as Practised in Their Synagogues and Families on All Occasions; on Their Sabbath and Other Holy Days Throughout the Year. . . . Translated Immediately from the Hebrew, London, J. Wilcox, 1738." This work contains, in addition to the first English translation of the Jewish prayer-book and a guide to the same, an elaborate account of Jewish ceremonies as they were observed by strictly orthodox Jews in former times. It is an exceedingly quaint compilation, evidently written by a Jew, but the identity of the author has never been discovered.

I. H.

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Singer, Isidore, Ph.D, Projector and Managing Editor. Entry for 'Gamaliel ben Pedahzur'. 1901 The Jewish Encyclopedia. 1901.

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