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'ashkenazi, Sebi

'ASHKENAZI, SEBI (1656-1718), known as Hakham Ṣebi, for some time rabbi of Amsterdam, was a resolute opponent of the followers of the pseudo-Messiah, Sabbatai Ṣebi (q.v.). He had a chequered career, owing to his independence of character. He visited many lands, including England, where he wielded much influence. His Responsa, are held in high esteem.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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