Zechariah Mendel ben Aryeh Leib of Cracow

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Zechariah Mendel ben Aryeh Leib (18th century) (Hebrew: זכריה מנדל בן אריה ליב) was a Polish Talmudist, native of Cracow, and in later life 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.[1]

His descendants include Rebbetzin Malka Rokeach of Belz.

Jewish Encyclopedia bibliography[edit]

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


  1. ^  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". Jewish Encyclopedia. New York: Funk & Wagnalls Company.