Shapira, Abraham

   Palestine shomer (‘watchman’). Shapira was one of the almost legendary heroes of the First Aliyah. Having earned a reputation for bravery, he was made head of the shomrim guarding Petah Tikvah in 1890. His subordinates consisted of both Jews and Bedouin. During World War I he was drafted into the Turkish army. In May 1921 he led the defence of Petah Tikvah against an Arab attack.

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  • Shapira, Abraham — (1870 1965)    Palestine shomer. He was head of the shomrim guarding Petah Tikvah in 1890. In May 1921 he led the defence of Petah Tikvah against Arab attack …   Dictionary of Jewish Biography

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  • SHAPIRA, AVRAHAM ELKANA KAHANA — (1917– ), Israeli religious leader and former chief rabbi. Shapira was born in Jerusalem, where he studied at Yeshivat Eẓ Ḥayyim and then at Hevron Yeshivah under Rabbi Moses Mordechai Epstein and Rabbi Ezekiel Sarna. After his marriage, Shapira… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • SHAPIRA, ELIJAH BEN BENJAMIN WOLF — (1660–1712), rabbi, preacher, and halakhist. Elijah studied under his grandfather, Aaron Simeon Shapira, and abraham abele gombiner . He was the brother in law of jacob reischer and of david oppenheim . He served as rabbi in Kolin, Bohemia, and… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Abraham Sternhartz — Rabbi Abraham Sternhartz (1862 ndash;1955), also known as Avraham Shternhartz, was an Orthodox rabbi in Ukraine and a unique and unsurpassed figure in the chain of transmission of Breslover teachings from the early generations of the movement to… …   Wikipedia

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  • Avraham Shapira — Avraham Elkanah Kahana Shapira (hébreu : אברהם אלקנה כהנא שפירא), Jérusalem, 20 mai 1914[1] 27 septembre 2007, était une figure importante du sionisme religieux. Il dirigea le tribunal rabbinique de Jérusalem et fu …   Wikipédia en Français

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  • FIRKOVICH, ABRAHAM — (Even Reshef; 1787–1874), Karaite public figure in Eastern Europe. Firkovich was born in Luck (Lutsk), Poland. After his marriage in 1808 he worked as a miller. In 1813 he began to study Torah with the Karaite scholar morekhai sultanski . In 1822 …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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