ḤAZKUNI, ABRAHAM (b. 1627), rabbi and kabbalist. Ḥazkuni, who was born in Cracow, was a disciple of yom tov lipmann heller . He published a summary of isaac luria 's Sefer ha-Kavvanot under the title Zot Ḥukkat ha-Torah (Venice, 1659). His commentary on the zohar , Shetei Yadot consisting of two parts, Yad Ramah and Yad Adonai, was lost through the negligence of the printer, with the exception of eight pages which are preserved in Oxford and New York (JTS). Ḥazkuni's son Jacob later published his father's commentary on the Pentateuch under this same title (Amsterdam, 1726). Ḥazkuni also wrote Zera Avraham, a two-part work containing casuistic derashot on the Torah; Yode'a Binah, of unknown content; and novellae to the tractates Beẓah and Mo'ed Katan. He died in Tripoli. -BIBLIOGRAPHY: Fuenn, Keneset, 24; Michael, Or, no. 92; P.H. Wetstein, in: Ha-Eshkol 7 (1913), 173–4; Neubauer, Cat, no. 1729, 6. (Samuel Abba Horodezky)

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