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Venice, 1549: Rabbi Elyahu Bachur passed away.

R’ Elyahu, was a very interesting person. We see this from the variety of sefarim he authored, to the many locations where he lived.

He was born in Neustadt an der Aisch. He eventually moved to Venice, Padua, and Rome, where he found lodging with the local Cardinal who became his mentor.  He worked as an editor at Daniel Bomberg’s print house. Then he was offered an editing job in Isny, Wurtemburg. From there he moved to Constance, and then back to Venice, where he lived out his final days. 

He published many sefarim, like Sefer haBachur on dikduk, Tishbi, a dictionary, and Bobo-Buch a romance. Bobo-Buch, is the so-called mother of all Bobbe Maases.

He was called Bachur, most probably for being a Bucher Zetzer, who set the text for books in a print house.

𝐏𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐀𝐧𝐧𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐚𝐫𝐲 𝐨𝐫 𝐁𝐢𝐫𝐭𝐡𝐝𝐚𝐲?
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