Jacob ben Ephraim Naphtali Hirsch of Lublin
JACOB BEN EPHRAIM NAPHTALI HIRSCH OF LUBLIN
JACOB BEN EPHRAIM NAPHTALI HIRSCH OF LUBLIN (d. 1644 or 1645), Polish rabbi. Jacob was rabbi of Brest-Litovsk (Brisk) from 1630 to 1635 and subsequently of Lublin, two of the most important Jewish communities in Poland. In Lublin, together with his son *Joshua Hoeschel who succeeded him as rabbi there, he headed a large yeshivah and was considered the greatest teacher of Talmud study of his generation in Poland. His pupils included Ḥayyim Heika ha-Levi, rabbi of Hrubieszow, and Samuel *Koidanover. He was a member of the *Council of Four Lands. Several of Jacob's responsa have been published in the works of his contemporaries and in those of later scholars. His novellae to the Talmud and the Shulḥan Arukh have remained in manuscript. The greatest rabbis of his generation, Yom Tov Lipmann *Heller and Joel *Sirkes, quote him in their works.
I.T. Eisenstadt and S. Wiener, Da'at Kedoshim (1897–98), 88f. (first pagination); S.B. Nissenbaum, Le-Korot ha-Yehudim be-Lublin (1899), 38f.; Fuenn, Keneset, 535; A.L. Feinstein, Ir Tehillah (1886), 25f., 133f., 173 etc.; Halpern, Pinkas, 67, 491f.