Tanḥum ben Eliezer
TANḤUM BEN ELIEZER
TANḤUM BEN ELIEZER (1746–1819), Lithuanian rabbi. Tanḥum was the son of Eliezer b. Ẓevi Hirsch (d. 1791) of Orla, the author of Mahadura Kamma u-Vatra, talmudic novellae. When his father relinquished the rabbinate of Orla, Tanḥum was appointed av bet din there, and when his father was subsequently appointed rabbi in Grodno, he became av bet din in Grodno. When he failed to be appointed to succeed his father as rabbi after his death, he decided to engage in business. His signature appears first on a takkanah of 1818 in connection with the election of three delegates who were to be stationed permanently in St. Petersburg to defend Jewish rights before the czarist government.
Tanḥum left three works, the manuscripts of which were in the possession of his grandson Elijah Perez of Vilna: a kabbalistic commentary on the Pentateuch, entitled Menuḥat Emet; Menuḥat Shalom, consisting of casuistic expositions and halakhic novellae; and Neḥamat Ẓiyyon, notes on the talmud. Tanḥum's son, Issachar *Baer (1779–1855), served from 1819 until his death as dayyan of Vilna.
S.E. Friedenstein, Ir Gibborim (1880; repr. 1969), 54, 69–70; S.J. Fuenn, Kiryah Ne'emanah (1915), 277, n. 37; Yahadut Lita, 3 (1967), 266, 270.
"Tanḥum ben Eliezer." Encyclopaedia Judaica. . Encyclopedia.com. (October 22, 2018). http://www.encyclopedia.com/religion/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/tanhum-ben-eliezer
"Tanḥum ben Eliezer." Encyclopaedia Judaica. . Retrieved October 22, 2018 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/religion/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/tanhum-ben-eliezer
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
The Chicago Manual of Style
American Psychological Association
- 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.