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Shaʻare Binyamin



Shaʻare Binyamin




Poland - Jewish Publishing
Dictionaries - Hebrew
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Shaʻare Binyamin (Gates of Benjamin). Binyamin Zeʼev ben David. Żółkiew: Bi-defus Gershon ben Hayim David Segal, David ben Menahem Man ve-Hayim David ben Aharon Segal, ca. 1752.

Żółkiew was one of the three major centers of Hebrew printing in Poland. (The others were Krakow and Lublin). The first Hebrew printing house was established in Żółkiew in 1692 by a printer from Amsterdam, Uri ben Aharon Fayvesh (1625–1715). Most of the books published in Żółkiew by the Fayvesh family and associated printing branches continued proudly using “Amsterdam” fonts on their title pages. Shaʻare Binyamin, the alphabetically arranged dictionary to the Bible, Talmud, Midrash and the Kabbalistic works was compiled by R. Binyamin Zeʼev ben David who lived in the 18th century.


Binyamin Zeʼev ben David


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