Skip to main content

Perles, Moses Meir ben Eleazar

PERLES, MOSES MEIR BEN ELEAZAR

PERLES, MOSES MEIR BEN ELEAZAR (1666–1739), rabbi and author. Perles was born in Prague. About 1708 he was in Frankfurt, Amsterdam, and Rotterdam, and in his work Megillat Sefer, he tells of the troubles which befell him in the winter of 1708, while he was in an isolated village outside Vienna: on the Sabbath of Zakhor and Purim he had neither Sefer Torah nor Scroll of Esther, and he vowed to compile a commentary on the latter if he were delivered. He reached Vienna, where he lived in the house of Samson *Wertheimer, acting as his secretary. Wertheimer supported him after he returned to Prague. Perles kept his vow and compiled his commentary entitled Megillat Sefer (Prague, 1710), which is based mainly on Rashi's commentary to Esther. In his introduction he also mentions his other works, which have remained in manuscript: Penei Ḥammah on the aggadot of the Talmud; Or Olam, sermons for the festivals; Kiryat Arba, sermons on the biblical portions read on the four special *Sabbaths before Passover; and Me'ir Netivot (which according to one view is identical with Or Olam). He died in Prague.

His sons included Aaron, who published the Seder ha-Nikkur of the Sefer ha-Ittur with the commentary Tohorat Aharon (Offenbach, 1725) containing extracts from the works of the posekim and the laws of porging in German, and Moses, who compiled Mishmeret ha-Bayit (Prague, 1739), containing in 10 mishmarot ("vigils"), sermons and ethical admonitions.

bibliography:

Steinschneider, Cat Bod, 725, 1981; Neubauer, Cat, 792; S. Hock and D. Kaufmann, Die Familien Prags (1892), 280–1.

[Yehoshua Horowitz]

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

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"Perles, Moses Meir ben Eleazar." Encyclopaedia Judaica. . Encyclopedia.com. 12 Dec. 2018 <https://www.encyclopedia.com>.

"Perles, Moses Meir ben Eleazar." Encyclopaedia Judaica. . Encyclopedia.com. (December 12, 2018). https://www.encyclopedia.com/religion/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/perles-moses-meir-ben-eleazar

"Perles, Moses Meir ben Eleazar." Encyclopaedia Judaica. . Retrieved December 12, 2018 from Encyclopedia.com: https://www.encyclopedia.com/religion/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/perles-moses-meir-ben-eleazar

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.