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Rabbi Abraham Zak, ABD Bar

Hebrew: Abraham (ז"ק), ABD Bar
Death: October 07, 1644 (50-58)
Lviv, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine
Immediate Family:

Son of Rabbi Meir Zak (Zera Kodesh) and Rebz. Mrs. Meir Zak
Husband of Dovrosh (Shapira)
Father of Roza Zak
Brother of R' Shmuel "Shmeilke" Zak (Zera Kodesh); Rabbi Abraham Zak, HaKatzin; Rabbi Mordechai Zak, ABD Berzhan; Rabbi Simcha Benyamin Bunim Zak (Zera Kodesh); Rabbi Yehoshua Aharon Zak, ABD Tulchin and 1 other

Occupation: Chief Rabbi
Managed by: Paul (Pesach) Gass
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About Rabbi Abraham Zak, ABD Bar

Rabbi Abraham Zak was a direct descendant of Asher ben Jehiel (1250 or 1259 – 1327), an eminent rabbi and Talmudist best known for his abstract of Talmudic law. He is often referred to as Rabbenu Asher, “our Rabbi Asher” or by the Hebrew acronym for this title, the ROSH (Hebrew, רא"ש, literally "Head"). The Rosh was born in western Germany and died in Toledo, Spain. His family was prominent for learning and piety, his father Yechiel was a Talmudist, and one of his ancestors was Rabbi Eliezer ben Nathan, Rashi{s son in law. Asher had eight sons, the most prominent of whom were Judah and Jacob, author of the Arba'ah Turim, a code of Jewish law.

Named after his older brother R' Avraham who died young.



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Rabbi Abraham Zak, ABD Bar's Timeline

October 7, 1644
Age 54
Lviv, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine