FRANKFURTER, MOSES (1672–1762), author, dayyan, and printer in Amsterdam. Moses, the son of Simeon, established a printing press in 1721 from which he issued books both in Hebrew and Yiddish. He later moved to Frankfurt where he died. Frankfurter wrote Nefesh Yehudah (1701), a commentary on Isaac Aboab's Menorat ha-Ma'or with a Yiddish translation of the text. This very popular tract was often reprinted, as was Sheva Petilot (1721), an abbreviated version of the same work. Frankfurter translated into Yiddish and published his father's Sefer ha-Ḥayyim (1712). From it he compiled Sha'ar Shimon (1714), prayers for the sick, in two parts, the second in Yiddish. He also wrote Zeh Yenaḥamenu (1712), a commentary on the Mekhilta de-R. Ishmael. When Frankfurter was in serious distress he sought comfort in dedicating himself to the laborious task of correcting the text and commenting upon it. He also wrote Tov Lekhet, notes to the law of mourning of the Shulḥan Arukh, Yoreh De'ah (1746); Ba'er Heitev, glosses to the Shulḥan Arukh; Ḥoshen Mishpat (1749), patterned after Judah b. Simeon Ashkenazi's Ba'er Heitev (1736–42) on the other three parts of the Shulḥan Arukh. Frankfurter edited several works, the most important being a new edition of the rabbinic Bible Mikra'ot Gedolot (4 vols., Amsterdam, 1724–27), adding 16 previously unpublished commentaries on the various books of the Bible including his own commentary under the title Kehillat Moshe; another group of this compilation interpreting the whole Bible is Komeẓ Minḥah, Minḥah Ketannah, Minḥah Gedolah, and Minḥat Erev.
M. Horovitz, Frankfurter Rabbinen, 2 (1883), 74f.
[Jacob Hirsch Haberman]
"Frankfurter, Moses." Encyclopaedia Judaica. . Encyclopedia.com. (October 15, 2018). http://www.encyclopedia.com/religion/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/frankfurter-moses
"Frankfurter, Moses." Encyclopaedia Judaica. . Retrieved October 15, 2018 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/religion/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/frankfurter-moses
Encyclopedia.com gives you the ability to cite reference entries and articles according to common styles from the Modern Language Association (MLA), The Chicago Manual of Style, and the American Psychological Association (APA).
Within the “Cite this article” tool, pick a style to see how all available information looks when formatted according to that style. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.
Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia.com cannot guarantee each citation it generates. Therefore, it’s best to use Encyclopedia.com citations as a starting point before checking the style against your school or publication’s requirements and the most-recent information available at these sites:
Modern Language Association
The Chicago Manual of Style
American Psychological Association
- Most online reference entries and articles do not have page numbers. Therefore, that information is unavailable for most Encyclopedia.com content. However, the date of retrieval is often important. Refer to each style’s convention regarding the best way to format page numbers and retrieval dates.
- In addition to the MLA, Chicago, and APA styles, your school, university, publication, or institution may have its own requirements for citations. Therefore, be sure to refer to those guidelines when editing your bibliography or works cited list.