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Shaʻare Binyamin

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Title

Shaʻare Binyamin

Date

1752

Subject

Poland - Jewish Publishing
Dictionaries - Hebrew
Strashun Library

Description

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.

Creator

Binyamin Zeʼev ben David

Source

YIVO Library

Publisher

YIVO Institute for Jewish Research

Language

Hebrew

Type

Book

Identifier

YIVO Library Rabbinic Collection (וו/19א־ ש81)

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Citation

Binyamin Zeʼev ben David, “Shaʻare Binyamin,” YIVO Online Exhibitions, accessed July 10, 2020, https://exhibitions.yivo.org/items/show/2912.
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