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Luzki, Abraham ben Joseph Solomon (1792 ­ 1855) - Account of his Life


He was born in Lutsk but moved in 1802 with his father Joseph Solomon Luzki to Eupatoria in the Crimea. He spent some years in Istanbul, where he studied the Talmud and Rabbinic literature. In 1835 he was elected Hakham of Eupatoria, but declined the office, founding instead a Karaite school there, which gained a distinguished reputation. He wrote Iggeret Zug Venifrad, in which he mitigated the previous severe Karaite rulings regarding the marriage law. In "Mishlei Musar" he translated fables into Judeo­Tartar. He prepared also further translations and eight of his liturgical poems are included in the Karaite prayerbook.