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Shabtai Sheftel Baal Haomdim Horowitz

Hebrew: שבתאי שפטל הורוביץ
Nicknames: "Sheftel"
Birthplace: Ostroh, Rivnens'ka oblast, Ukraine
Death: Died in Vienna, Austria
Place of Burial: Vienna, Austria
Immediate Family:

Son of Gaon Yeshaya Horowitz and Chaya Horowitz (Moyal-Maul) 1st wife
Husband of Mrs. Shabtai Sheftel Horowitz אשת שבתאי הורוביץ
Father of Yeshaya Horowitz of Posna; Eliezer Halevi Horowitz אליעזר הורוביץ; unknown Horowitz (Billitzer) Halevi; Meir Horowitz; יחזקאל הורוביץ and 1 other
Brother of Reb Yaakov Halevi Ish Horowitz; Mrs. ?; ישראל הורוביץ; Moshe Horowitz; Eliezer Horowitz and 3 others
Half brother of d. The Holy ShaLa Horowitz and לא הורוביץ

Occupation: Rabbi & Talmudist, Talnmudic scholar and physician
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Shabtai Sheftel Horowitz (From Wikipedia)

Shabtai Sheftel Horowitz (c. 1590 - 1660) was a rabbi and talmudist, probably born in Ostrog, Volhynia. He was the son of the kabbalist Isaiah Horowitz, and at an early age married the daughter of the wealthy and scholarly Moses Charif of Lublin. With his father he seems to have gone to Prague, where he occupied a position as preacher; from Prague he went as rabbi to Fürth, whence he was called to Frankfurt am Main about 1632, and finally to Vienna about 1650. There he died on April 12, 1660.

Horowitz wrote additions to his grandfather Abraham's Emeḳ Berakah (which appeared first in the Amsterdam edition of 1729), additions to his father's prayer-book, and a treatise on religious ethics under the title Vave Ha-Ammudim. This work he modestly designated as an introduction to his father's celebrated work Shnei Luchot Ha-Brit (The Two Tablets of the Covenant), with which it is always printed as an appendix. He also wrote an ethical testament (Ẓawwa'ah, Frankfort-on-the-Oder, n.d., often reprinted). It contains, besides some very charitable teachings, exhortations to strictness in ritual practise and in kabbalistic studies. Shabbethai further wrote some prayers (included in his father's prayer-book), especially a selichah for the 20th of Sivan.


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