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First wife of David HaLevi Segal (the TaZ) author of "Turei Zahav" אשתו הראשונה של דוד הלוי סגל - הט"ז - בעל ה-טורי זהב -------------------- Redundant duplicate -------------------- Their (Mordecai and Solomon) mother, the daughter of Joel Särkes, had died long before this, and David (her husband, widower) married the widow of her brother, Samuel Hirz b. Joel, rabbi of Pinczow. His third son from the former marriage, Isaiah Segal, and his stepson Aryeh Löb, were the two Polish scholars who were sent—probably by David, or at least with his consent—to Turkey in 1666 to investigate the claims of the pseudo-Messiah Shabbethai ẓebi. They brought back as a present from the false Messiah a white silk robe for David, and a letter in which Sbabbetbai Ẓebi promised to avenge the wrongs of the Jews of Poland.

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