Schorr, Abraham Ḥayyim ben Naphtali Ẓevi Hirsch

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SCHORR, ABRAHAM ḤAYYIM BEN NAPHTALI ẒEVI HIRSCH (d. 1632), Galician rabbi. It has been assumed that Schorr was of German origin since his father signed himself "Hirsch of Alsace," and Moses *Isserles in a responsum (no. 95) wrote to him urging him to remain as a rabbi in Germany. Schorr himself, however, served as rabbi in Galicia, in Satanov, Belz, and possibly Kremenets. His main work was Torat Ḥayyim, novellae on Bava Kamma, Bava Meẓia, and Bava Batra (1624), and on Eruvin, Sanhedrin, Shavu'ot, Avodah Zarah, Ḥullin, and Pesaḥim (1634), both published together in Prague in 1692. The work was based on the courses which he gave in his yeshivah and was widely used. The main purpose of the work was to establish the halakhah between Rashi and the tosafists when they differed, but it also contains aggadic material.

His Ẓon Kodashim on the order Kodashim, which he wrote together with his friend R. Mordecai Asher of Brzezany, was published posthumously by Schorr's grandson, Ḥayyim b. Ozer of Hildesheim. He is mentioned in the responsa of Benjamin Aaron *Slonik (no. 88) and by Joseph Solomon *Delmedigo in his Elim (Odessa ed. 1864, 93–95). According to tradition, Schorr died in Belz and was buried in Lemberg.


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