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Omek Halakhah

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Title

Omek Halakhah

Date

1709

Subject

Rabbinical Works
Strashun Library

Description

Omek Halakhah (The Depths of Halakhah). Koppelman, Jacob ben Samuel Bunim, 1555-1594.Amsterdam: Tsevi Hirsh b. ha-r. R. Gershon, ca. 1709.

This profusely illustrated work by Rabbi Jacob ben Samuel Bunim Koppelman examines a number of different Talmudic tractates and is based on the commentaries of Rashi, Tosafot, Rambam, among others. The text, which is arranged in a manner allowing easy navigation, appears in a single column in rabbinic type. Illustrations appear on nearly every page and clarify complex issues in the relevant tractates. Koppelman draws on contemporary mathematics, botany, engineering, and geography in order to help explicate difficult issues.

Born in Brisk, Poland, Jacob ben Samuel Bunim Koppelman was a well-known Talmudic scholar and translator who also studied mathematics and science. He also authored the book Ohel Ya’akov (Freiburg, 1584).

Creator

Koppelman, Jacob ben Samuel Bunim

Source

YIVO Library

Publisher

YIVO Institute for Jewish Research

Language

Hebrew

Type

Book

Identifier

Amsterdam 1710

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Citation

Koppelman, Jacob ben Samuel Bunim, “Omek Halakhah,” YIVO Online Exhibitions, accessed April 4, 2020, https://exhibitions.yivo.org/items/show/2910.
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