Jacob ben Isaac Ashkenazi

Polish rabbi

1550   -   1624

occupation: rabbi, translator, writer, Bible translator

Rabbi Jacob ben Isaac Ashkenazi (1550–1625), of Janów (near Lublin, Poland), was the author of the Tseno Ureno, sometimes called the "Women's Bible", a Yiddish-language prose work written around the 1590s whose structure parallels the weekly portions of the Pentateuch and Haftorahs used in Shabbat services.He also authored a supplement, the Melitz Yosher (מליץ יושר‬) and Seyfer Ha Magid (המגיד‬). Ha Magid, which literally means "the book that tells" or "the messenger book" in the biblical sense, as in "the messenger came to David saying" in 2 Samuel 15:13, is a similar compilation on the Prophets and Hagiographa.
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