Behr Perlhefter

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Beer Shmuel Issachar Leyb ben Judah Moses Eybeschuetz Perlhefter (born ca. 1650 in Prague, (modern Czech Republic) died after 1713 in Prague) was a Jewish scholar and rabbi. His educated wife Bella bat R. Jakob Perlhefter (Isabell, Bella, Bilah, died 1710 in Prague), corresponded in Hebrew and wrote the preface on the Yiddish book “Beer Sheva”. Perlhefter taught the German Christian Hebraist Johann Christoph Wagenseil Hebrew and Jewish literature. Beer Perlhefter is consider an important figure of the Sabbatian movement. After the death of the pseudo-Messiah Sabbatai Zevi (1626-1676), he restored the Sabbatian theology at the school of Abraham Rovigo and called the Pseudomessiah Mordecai Mokiach to Italy.

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  • Tishby, Yeshaya: The First Sabbatean Maggid in the Study Hall of R. Abraham Rovigo, Zion 1 (1957), pp. 21–55, (Hebrew).
  • Riemer, Nathanael: Zwischen Tradition und Häresie. ´Beer Sheva` – eine Enzyklopädie des jüdischen Wissens der Frühen Neuzeit. Harrassowitz, Wiesbaden 2010 (German).
  • Rachel L Greenblatt: ´My Happiness Overturned`. Mourning, Memory and a Woman's Writing in ´Book of Seven Springs`, Lecture on the Early Modern Workshop. Volume 8: Egodocuments: Revelation of the Self in the Early Modern Period, 2011, University of Texas at Austin, August 21–23 (English).
  • Nathanael Riemer (2007). "Behr Perlhefter". In Bautz, Traugott. Biographisch-Bibliographisches Kirchenlexikon (BBKL) (in German). 28. Nordhausen: Bautz. cols. 1224–1228. ISBN 978-3-88309-413-7. 
  • Elqayam, Avraham: The Rebirth of the Messiah: New Discovery of R. Issachar Baer Perlhefter", Kabbalah: Journal for the Study of Jewish Mystical Text, 1 (1996), pp. 85–166 (Hebrew).