corner graphic   Hi,    
ver. 2.0.20.04.09
Finding the new version too difficult to understand? Go to classic.studylight.org/

Bible Encyclopedias

The 1901 Jewish Encyclopedia

Bella, Wife of Joshua Falk

Resource Toolbox

A woman of Talmudic learning born at Lemberg about the middle of the sixteenth century died at a very advanced age at Jerusalem. She was a daughter of the philanthropist and head of the community at Lemberg, Israel Edels, and wife of the well-known Talmudist Joshua Falk ha-Kohen, anthor of the "Sefer Me' irat ' Enayim." Supported by his father-in-law, Falk carried on his studies privately, and conducted a Talmudic high school at Lemberg. When he died, in 1614, his wife, Bella, removed to Jerusalem.

Bella had a strong inclination toward Talmudic studies, and gave some decisions on certain difficult halakic cases. One of these was that on festivals the festive blessing over the lights should be said before and not after the lights are kindled (see Ezekiel Landau, "Dagul me-Rebabah" to Shulḥ an ' Aruk, Oraḥ Ḥ ayyim, ch. 12).

Bibliography : Kayserling, Die Jü dischen Frauen , pp. 177,358 Azulai, Shem ha-Gedolim , s.v. Vaw , No. 7 Buber, Anshe Shem , pp. 80-82 Grä tz, Gesch. der Juden , 10:58 (from which the year of her birth may be approximately determined the date of her death is unattainable) J. London, in Ha-Modia' la-Ḥ odashim , 1:115.L. G. I. Ber.

Copyright Statement
These files are public domain.

Bibliography Information
Singer, Isidore, Ph.D, Projector and Managing Editor. Entry for 'Bella, Wife of Joshua Falk'. 1901 The Jewish Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/tje/b/bella-wife-of-joshua-falk.html. 1901.

Lectionary Calendar
Thursday, April 9th, 2020
Maundy Thursday
There are 3 days til Easter!
ADVERTISEMENT
Search for…
Enter query in the box:
 or 
Choose a letter to browse:
A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M 
N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  Y  Z 

 
Prev Entry
Belkovsky, gréGoire
Next Entry
Bellcayre
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient contact form
Powered by Lightspeed Technology