Skip to main content

Issar Judah ben Nehemiah of Brisk

ISSAR JUDAH BEN NEHEMIAH OF BRISK

ISSAR JUDAH BEN NEHEMIAH OF BRISK (d. 1876), Lithuanian rabbi. He lived in Szydlowiec, Brest-Litovsk (Brisk), where he was head of the bet din, and Siedlce. He immigrated to Ereẓ Israel toward the end of his life and died there. He was the author of Ezrat Yehudah (1862), responsa and novellae; and Neḥamat Yehudah (1866), comprising two parts – Igra de-Shemata, essays on halakhic novellae, and Igra de-Pirka, pilpulistic homilies and novellae which aimed at resolving difficulties in Maimonides' code. Some of the responsa in Ezrat Yehudah deal with the problem of *agunot that arose in consequence of the great fire which swept Brest-Litovsk in 1847. He was in correspondence with Joseph Saul *Nathanson (Ezrat Yehudah, 59a–b). In his introduction he mentions other works which have not been published.

bibliography:

A.L. Feinstein, Ir Tehillah (1885), 34, 221; L. Ovchinskii, Naḥalat Avot, 1 (1894), 22 no. 107.

[Josef Horovitz]

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"Issar Judah ben Nehemiah of Brisk." Encyclopaedia Judaica. . Encyclopedia.com. 10 Dec. 2018 <https://www.encyclopedia.com>.

"Issar Judah ben Nehemiah of Brisk." Encyclopaedia Judaica. . Encyclopedia.com. (December 10, 2018). https://www.encyclopedia.com/religion/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/issar-judah-ben-nehemiah-brisk

"Issar Judah ben Nehemiah of Brisk." Encyclopaedia Judaica. . Retrieved December 10, 2018 from Encyclopedia.com: https://www.encyclopedia.com/religion/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/issar-judah-ben-nehemiah-brisk

Learn more about citation styles

Citation styles

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

http://www.mla.org/style

The Chicago Manual of Style

http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide.html

American Psychological Association

http://apastyle.apa.org/

Notes:
  • 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.