Hillel ben Naphtali Zevi
Hillel ben Naphtali Zevi was a Lithuanian
He was born at
Brest-Litovskin 1615; died at Zolkiev January 3 1690. After he had studied under Hirsh Darshan, Hillel went to Vilna, where from 1650 to 1651 he was a member of the rabbinicalcollege. He stayed at Wilna until 1666, then became rabbi in Kėdainiaiand several other Lithuanian towns, was called in 1670 as rabbi to Altonaand Hamburg, and in 1680 to Zolkiev. He was also a delegate to the Council of the Four Landsat the fair of Yaroslav.
Hillel was the author of an important work entitled "Bet Hillel," a commentary and "novellæ" on the four parts of the "
Shulkhan Arukh", an important code of Jewish law. His son, Moses ben Hillel, published only the portions on "Yoreh De'ah" and "Eben ha-Ezer", with the text (Dyhernfurth, 1691). He also wrote under the same title a homileticand mystical commentary on the Torah(five books of Moses).
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