ASHER ANSHEL BEN ISAAC OF PRZEMYŚL


ASHER ANSHEL BEN ISAAC OF PRZEMYŚL
ASHER ANSHEL BEN ISAAC OF PRZEMYŚL (17th century), scholar and homiletic author. He is known almost exclusively through his popular collection of sermons Shemenah Laḥmo (Dessau, 1701; frequently reprinted). The first part of the work consists of seven major sermons devoted to the Sabbath and the major holidays. The second part consists of homilies on major events in the religious life of man: circumcision, bar mitzvah, marriage, burial, etc. The sermons begin with a series of questions, followed by te'amim (homiletic interpretations). The theme of the last sermon in the book is resurrection. -BIBLIOGRAPHY: Steinschneider, Cat Bod, 748.

Encyclopedia Judaica. 1971.


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