ROSANES, ẒEVI HIRSCH BEN ISSACHAR BERISH (1733–1804), Polish rabbi; grandson of jacob joshua falk . He was rabbi of Bolechow and in 1787, on the death of Mordecai Ze'ev Ornstein, was appointed rabbi of Lemberg, as his grandfather had been. He was the only rabbi of Lemberg after   Mordecai Ze'ev Ornstein who was not a member of the Ornstein family. Rosanes' considerable influence is shown by the large number of authors who sought his approbation of their works. Of particular interest is his enthusiastic approbation of the Ahavat David vi-Yhonatan of David ha-Kohen (Lemberg, 1801). This work, as its title indicates, is a commentary on the novellae of jonathan eybeschuetz , of whom his grandfather was one of the greatest opponents. His Tesha Shitot (ibid., 1800), a work distinguished for its acumen and profundity, also contains his father's novellae, entitled Ḥezkat Ahavati. His wife Judith was a well-known personality and managed a printing works in Lemberg. -BIBLIOGRAPHY: Ḥ.N. Dembitzer, Kelilat Yofi, 1 (1888), 1496–506; S. Buber, Anshei Shem (1895), 198; Yaari, in: KS, 17 (1940), 95–108; Margalioth, in: Sinai, 31 (1952), 91. (Itzhak Alfassi)

Encyclopedia Judaica. 1971.

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  • FALK, JACOB JOSHUA BEN ẒEVI HIRSCH — (1680–1756), rabbi and halakhic authority. Falk was born in Cracow and was a descendant of joshua heschel b. joseph of cracow , the author of Meginnei Shelomo. He studied in Polish yeshivot and took up residence in Lemberg after his marriage to… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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