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Jacob Emden

(1697—1776)


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Renowned Talmudist and polemicist (1697–1776). Emden lived for most of his life in Altona, Hamburg, where he occupied no official Rabbinic position, earning his living by printing books, especially his own, including his Prayer Book (known as the ‘Jacob Emden Siddur’), his collection of Responsa, his autobiography (very unusual for a Rabbi), and his valuable notes to the Talmud.

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