ARDIT, EPHRAIM BEN ABRAHAM

ARDIT, EPHRAIM BEN ABRAHAM (1700–1767), rabbi and preacher. He first engaged in business in his native Smyrna, but later studied there in the yeshivot, and was afterward appointed rabbi of Smyrna. He left manuscripts of glosses on the Talmud written by Spanish scholars; among them R. Jonah b. Abraham Gerondi's Aliyyot on Bava Batra which appeared in Shitah Mekubbeẓet (Salonika, 1791). These glosses were found by Ardit's grandson Isaac, author of Sha'ar ha-Melekh. Ephraim's family published Matteh Efrayim (1791), an anthology of his glosses and dialectic commentaries on Maimonides' halakhic writings, responsa, and sermons for the Sabbaths before the Day of Atonement, Passover, and Purim. A collection of Ephraim's homilies was extant in manuscript at Smyrna until World War I. -BIBLIOGRAPHY: J. Nuñez Belmonte, in: Bezalel Ashkenazi, Shitah Mekubbeẓet al Massekhet Bava Batra (Leghorn, 1774), introd.; Rosanes, Togarmah, 4 (1935), 289–90; A. Galante, Histoire des Juifs d'Anatolie, 1 (1937), 54. (Yehoshua Horowitz)

Encyclopedia Judaica. 1971.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • ARDIT — ARDIT, family of Sephardi rabbis, scholars, and philanthropists originating from Catalonia. After the expulsion from Spain a branch of the family settled in Salonika where it remained until the end of the 17th century when Abraham Ardit (d. 1729) …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • OTTOMAN EMPIRE — OTTOMAN EMPIRE, Balkan and Middle Eastern empire started by a Turkish tribe, led by ʿUthmān (1288–1326), at the beginning of the 14th century. This entry is arranged according to the following outline: sources …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Liste von Vornamen — Männliche Vornamen sind mit dem Symbol ♂ und weibliche Vornamen mit dem Symbol ♀ markiert. Vornamenslisten zu bestimmten Regionen, Sprachen, Dialekten oder Kulturkreisen findet man unter: Vornamen nach Regionen Inhaltsverzeichnis A B C D E F G H… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.