Zechariah Mendel ben Aryeh Leib

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Zechariah Mendel ben Aryeh Leib (died c. 1706) (Hebrew: זכריה מנדל בן אריה ליב) was a Polish Talmudist, native of Kraków. In 1689 he became chief rabbi and head of the yeshivah at Belz, Galicia.

He was the author of Be'er Heitev, a well-known commentary on the Shulchan Aruch, Yoreh De'ah, and Ḥoshen Mishpaṭ (first edition of the first part, Amsterdam, 1754; of the second, ib. 1764); the work is principally a compendium of the Sifte Kohen and Ṭure Zahav.

His descendants include Rebbetzin Malka Rokeach of Belz.


 One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSinger, Isidore; et al., eds. (1901–1906). "Zechariah Mendel ben Aryeh Löb". The Jewish Encyclopedia. New York: Funk & Wagnalls. Its bibliography:

  • Azulai, Shem ha-Gedolim, ii., s.v. Be'er Heṭeb;
  • Fuenn, Keneset Yisrael, p. 318.