Jewish History: The Great Rabbis: R. Yehonasan Eybeschutz:
Who was R.Yehonasan Eybeschutz?
R.Yehonasan (b.Noson Nota) Eybeschutz was born in Cracow
about 1690. He was learned in many areas, including
halacha, kabbalah, philosophy and science. He founded a
Yeshiva in Hamburg, and afterwards headed a Yeshiva in
Prague. In 1741 he became Rabbi in Metz, and in 1750 he
became Rabbi of Altona/Hamburg/Wandsbeck, where he had
major disagreements with R.Yaakov Emden. He passed away
on Ellul 21, 1764. He was the author of many halachic
works, as well as collections of sermons and unpublished
works on kabbalah.
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