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Aaron Selig ben Moses of Zolkiew


AARON SELIG BEN MOSES OF ZOLKIEW (d. 1643), kabbalist. His father, Moses Hillel, was president of the Jewish community in Brest-Litovsk; his brother Samuel was a parnas ("delegate") in the Council of the Four Lands. Aaron wrote a compendium of the Zohar entitled Ammudei Sheva ("Sevenfold Pillars," Cracow, 1635), in five volumes, with an introduction. The work comprises (1) a commentary, glosses, and explanations of difficult words in the Zohar, based on the works of Meir ibn *Gabbai, Moses *Cordovero, Judah *Ḥayyat, Menahem *Recanati, Elijah de *Vidas, Shabbetai Sheftel *Horowitz, and on the notes to the Zohar by Menahem Tiktin in the margin of his copy; (2) sections from the Mantua edition of the Zohar of 1558–60 which are missing in the Cremona edition of 1558; (3) an index indicating where the various chapters of the Zohar are commented upon by the six authors mentioned above; (4) a similar index for the Tikkunei Zohar; (5) a list of 39 parallel passages in the Zohar with their variant readings. The last volume is extremely rare.


S. Buber, Kiryah Nisgavah (1903), 24; A.L. Feinstein, Ir Tehillah (1886), 177; G. Scholem, Bibliographia Kabbalistica (19332), 185, no. 4.

[Isaak Dov Ber Markon]

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