Sh”ak

Shabbethai ben Meïr haKohen, SHaK. Talmudist in Krakow during the 17th century, active during the Cossack uprising. A highly-learned scholar, he was both admired and hated by his contemporaries, especially since he often challenged established Talmudic interpretation.

Read more in the Jewish Encyclopedia.

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