Avraham Gombiner

Rabbi Abraham Abele Gombiner

Abraham Abele Gombiner (אברהם אבלי הלוי גומבינר) (c.

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Orach Chayim

Section of Rabbi Jacob ben Asher's compilation of Halakha (Jewish law), Arba'ah Turim.

Orach Chayim book of 1817/1818 published from the collection of the "Mezhybizh" State Reserve (Ukraine)

Magen Avraham - by Rabbi Avraham Gombiner

Shulchan Aruch

Most widely consulted of the various legal codes in Judaism.

Magen Avraham ("Abraham's shield") by Rabbi Avraham Gombiner (on Orach Chayim)


City in central Poland, and the second-largest city in the Greater Poland Voivodeship, with 99,106 residents .

Mediaeval seal of the city of Kalisz
Polish King Sigismund II Augustus confirms the old privileges of Kalisz, 1552
Kalisz Tribunal and Courthouse
Rynek (Market Square)
Execution of a Polish priest by the Germans in 1939
Deportation of the Jews of Kalisz
Memorial at the site of a massacre of 150 Poles in Winiary
Market Square at dusk
Wojciech Bogusławski Theatre in Kalisz
Old Town with the Collegiate Basillica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary on the left
Saint Nicholas Cathedral in the Old Town
Arena Kalisz, the city's main indoor hall, home venue of the MKS Kalisz men's handball team and Calisia Kalisz women's volleyball team
Adam Asnyk, positivist poet
Avraham Gombiner, rabbi and scholar
Theodor Meron, judge
Stanisław Wojciechowski, president of Poland (1922-1926)

Avraham Gombiner (1635–1682), Jewish rabbi and scholar


Small town in Płock County, Masovian Voivodeship, Poland, with 4,230 inhabitants .

Synagogue, destroyed by the Germans during World War II. Photo taken in 1833
Saint Nicholas Church
Birthplace of Felicjan Sławoj Składkowski, now a museum

Abraham Abele Gombiner (c. 1635–5 October 1682), Rabbi and author of "Magen Avraham"

David HaLevi Segal

David ha-Levi Segal (c.

A full set of the Babylonian Talmud

The Turei Zahav (טורי זהב - "Rows of Gold"), an indispensable commentary on Shulchan Aruch (Orach Chayim), was re-published by Shabbethai Bass in Dyhernfurth in 1692, this time together with the Magen Abraham by Abraham Abele Gumbiner.

Yalkut Shimoni

Aggadic compilation on the books of the Hebrew Bible.

Title page from Yalkut Shimoni on Book of Joshua, facsimile of Salonique edition (1527).

To this edition is appended a brief commentary by Abraham Abele Gumbiner of Kalisz entitled Zayit Ra'anan.

Partnership minyan

Partnership minyan (pl.

Morning Prayer, 2005.

These opinions rely on earlier authorities including the Magen Avraham.

Samuel Loew

Talmudist and Halakhist, best known for his work Machazit HaShekel.

The first page of the Babylonian Talmud, Tractate Berachot, folio 2a. The center column contains the Talmud text, beginning with a section of Mishnah. The Gemara begins 14 lines down with the abbreviation גמ (gimmel-mem) in larger type. Mishnah and Gemara sections alternate throughout the Talmud. The blocks of text on either side are the Rashi and Tosafot commentaries, printed in Rashi script. Other notes and cross references are in the margins.

An extensive subcommentary on Abraham Abele Gombiner’s Magen Abraham on Shulhan Aruk, Oraḥ Ḥayyim (Vienna, 1807-1808; 2d ed. 1817; several times reprinted)

Shlomo Zemach

Israeli author, agriculturalist and early Zionist pioneer.

Zemach was born in 1886 in Płońsk, Poland, then part of the Russian Empire, and was a descendant of Rabbi Avraham Gombiner (known as the "Magen Avraham") and his descendant, Rabbi Zvi Hirsch HaLevi of Plonsk (known as the "Plant (Zemach) of Avraham", from where Zemach's surname originates).

David Solomon Eibenschutz

Born in Ozeriany, Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth (now in Ternopil Oblast, Ukraine) in 1755.

The first part contains a commentary on the Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chayim, with comments on David ben Samuel's Turei Zahav and Abraham Abele Gumbiner's Magen Avrohom; at the end of this part is added the plan of the Temple as described by Ezekiel (Mohilev, 1818, and frequently reprinted).