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Eliyyahu Ben Shelomo Zalman of Vilna

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(1720–1797), Lithuanian Talmudist, halakhist, kabbalist, and biblical commentator, popularly known as the Vilna Ga’on or Ha-Gra’, an acronym for ha-Ga’on Rabbenu Eliyyahu, whose erudition...

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Eliyyahu Ben Shelomo Zalman of Vilna

Overview page. Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies.

(1720–1797), Lithuanian Talmudist, halakhist, kabbalist, and biblical commentator, popularly known as the Vilna Ga’on or Ha-Gra’, an acronym for ha-Ga’on Rabbenu Eliyyahu, whose erudition...

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ELIYYAHU BEN SHELOMO ZALMAN OF VILNA

Edited by Adele Berlin and Maxine Grossman.

in The Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion

January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies. 695 words.

(1720–1797), Lithuanian Talmudist, halakhist, kabbalist, and biblical commentator, popularly known as the Vilna Ga’on or Ha-Gra’, an acronym for ha-Ga’on

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PERUSHIM

Edited by Adele Berlin and Maxine Grossman.

in The Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion

January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies. 101 words.

(; Separatists), name given to the disciples of Eliyyahu ben Shelomo Zalman of Vilna, the Vilna Ga’on, in

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AVRAHAM BEN ELIYYAHU OF VILNA

Edited by Adele Berlin and Maxine Grossman.

in The Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion

January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies. 138 words.

(1750–1808), scholar; son of R. Eliyyahu ben Shelomo Zalman of Vilna (the Vilna Ga’on), the greatest Talmudist of his time.

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YISRA’EL BEN SHEMU’EL ASHKENAZI OF SHKLOV

Edited by Adele Berlin and Maxine Grossman.

in The Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion

January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies. 150 words.

(c.1770–1839), Talmudist. A pupil of Eliyyahu ben Shelomo Zalman (the Vilna Ga’on), he was the preacher in Shklov (Belorussia) for

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VOLOZHINER, ḤAYYIM BEN YITSḤAQ

Edited by Adele Berlin and Maxine Grossman.

in The Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion

January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies. 154 words.

(1749– 1821), rabbi and educator. At age twenty-five he became the disciple of Eliyyahu ben Shelomo Zal-man, the Vilna Ga’on,

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Volozhin

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Town in Lithuania, seat of a famous yeshivah established in 1803 by R. Ḥayyim ben Yitsḥaq Volozhiner, disciple of Eliyyahu ben Shelomo Zalman of Vilna, the Vilna Ga’on. This was ...

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Avraham Ben Eliyyahu of Vilna

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(1750–1808), scholar; son of R. Eliyyahu ben Shelomo Zalman of Vilna (the Vilna Ga’on), the greatest Talmudist of his time. In addition to publishing a few of his father’s works ...

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Perushim

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(; Separatists), name given to the disciples of Eliyyahu ben Shelomo Zalman of Vilna, the Vilna Ga’on, in Erets Yisra’el. The first group of the Ga’on’s disciples began arriving in ...

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Yisra’el Ben Shemu’el Ashkenazi of Shklov

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(c.1770–1839), Talmudist. A pupil of Eliyyahu ben Shelomo Zalman (the Vilna Ga’on), he was the preacher in Shklov (Belorussia) for twelve years and coeditor of the Ga’on’s glosses on the ...

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Ḥayyim Ben Yitsḥaq Volozhiner

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(1749– 1821), rabbi and educator. At age twenty-five he became the disciple of Eliyyahu ben Shelomo Zal-man, the Vilna Ga’on, whom he eventually succeeded as spiritual leader of the...

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