Joseph Joske ben Judah Judel of Lublin
JOSEPH JOSKE BEN JUDAH JUDEL OF LUBLIN
JOSEPH JOSKE BEN JUDAH JUDEL OF LUBLIN (1659?–1706), talmudist and kabbalist. Joseph studied with his father, who was rabbi at Lemberg and later at Kowel. He was appointed rabbi, first of Minsk, and in 1698, of Dubnow where he lived until his death. Ẓevi Hirsch *Koidonover, one of his pupils, mentions in his Kav ha-Yashar the kabbalistic lore he learned from him. Joseph is the author of several works dealing with ethics and moral conduct: (1) Yesod Yosef (Sklow, 1785); (2) Lu'aḥ Hanhagot (Wilhelmsdorf, 1719); (3) Ne'imah Kedoshah, including a Sabbath hymn (Zolkiew, 1720); and (4) Hanhagot Yesharot (Zhitomir, 1868).
In his Yesod Yosef he describes realistically the conduct of the communal leaders and exhorts the community to behave morally.
I.T. Eisenstadt, Da'at Kedoshim (1897–98), 78; H.N. Maggid-Steinschneider, Ir Vilna, 1 (1900), 141, n. 2, 190, n. 3; Horodezky, in: yivo Historishe Shriftn, 2 (1937), 1–8; B. Dinur, Be-Mifneh ha-Dorot (1955), 99–101, 121ff.; Zinberg, Sifrut, 3 (1957), 250–1.
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