Rabbi Avraham ben Yehuda Ha-Levi Mintz

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Rabbi Avraham HaLevi Mintz

Hebrew: הרה"ג אברהם הלוי מינץ, בן מהר"י מינץ(אב"ד ור"מ דק"ק פאדובה)
Also Known As: "ראבי"ה = ר' אברהם בן יהודה הלוי"
Birthplace: Padua, Veneto, Italy
Death: May 20, 1530 (85-94)
Padua, Veneto, Italy
Immediate Family:

Son of Rabbi Yehudah HaLevi Mintz and קראנך
Husband of Livo Minz
Father of Hanna Katzenellenbogen; Moshe HaLevi Mintz; Joseph HaLevy Mintz, Ha Levi and Yehuda Mintz

Occupation: Chief Rabbi of Padua, Rabbi, Rabbi in Padua, Rosh Yeshiva, Padua
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About Rabbi Avraham ben Yehuda Ha-Levi Mintz

Abraham ben Judah ha-Levi Minz was an Italian rabbi who flourished at Padua in the first half of the 16th century, father-in-law of Meïr Katzenellenbogen.

The "Minz" family of rabbis and scholars, derive their name from the town of Mayence and founded in the fifteenth century.

Minz studied chiefly under his father, Judah Minz, whom he succeeded as rabbi and head of the yeshiva of Padua.

According to Ibn Yaḥya (Shalshelet ha-Ḳabbalah, p. 51a, Amsterdam, 1697), it was with Abraham Minz that Jacob Polak had the quarrel which ended in their excommunicating each other; according to most other authorities, the quarrel was with Judah Minz. Ibn Yaḥya further says that the Italian rabbis believe that Polak and Abraham Minz died on the same day (according to David Gans in 1530; according to Halberstam in 1541). Minz was the author of a number of decisions that were printed with those of R. Lewa of Ferrara (Venice, 1511). He was the author also of Seder Giṭṭin wa-Ḥaliẓah, a treatise on divorce and ḥaliẓah, printed with the responsa of his father and of his son-in-law (ib. 1553).

He inherited the high qualities of his father and followed him as Rabbi and leader of his house of learning in Padua. (xii.42).