Shabtai Sheftel Horowitz

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Shabtai Sheftel Horowitz (1565–1619) was a Kabbalistic author, who flourished in Prague in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. His father, named Akiba according to Steinschneider and Benjacob, not Jacob, was the son of Abraham Sheftels and the brother of Isaiah Horowitz.

Shabtai Sheftel Horowitz wrote Nishmat Shabbethai ha-Lewi, a kabbalistic treatise on the nature of the soul (Prague, 1616), and Shefa Ṭal (Prague, 1612; Frankfurt, 1719), another kabbalistic compendium, containing also some works of others. The latter has been often reprinted, and is highly recommended by his cousin, Shabbethai the Younger, in his will.

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainGotthard Deutsch (1901–1906). "Shabtai Sheftel Horowitz". In Singer, Isidore; et al. Jewish Encyclopedia. New York: Funk & Wagnalls Company.