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Hladik, Abraham

HLADIK, ABRAHAM

HLADIK, ABRAHAM (first half of 13th century), Bohemian scholar. The name Ḥladik, still found to this day as a family name in Prague, is evidence that Abraham came from Bohemia, and he is sometimes referred to as Abraham of Bohemia. His name is frequently mentioned in *minhagim books and in 13th-century commentaries on the prayers. He was in contact with *Abraham b. Azriel, though the nature of their literary dependence is still unclear. It seems that Ḥladik abridged some of Abraham b. Azriel's commentaries to piyyutim.

bibliography:

E.E. Urbach (ed.), Arugat ha-Bosem, 4 (1963), 123–5.

[Isaac Ze'ev Kahane]

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