A Cyclopaedia of Female Biography/Allish

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A Jewish Lady, who flourished in the beginning of the eighteenth century. She was a German or Pole by birth, the daughter of Rabbi Mordecai, called "Magister Sluskiensis," .which means probably chief Rabbi of Slutzk in Lithuania. She translated from Hebrew into German the book called "Shomerim Labboker," the Watches for Morning, a collection of prayers and supplications recited by the pious German Jews every morning. This translation was made in 1704, during a journey to the Holy Land, in company with her husband, R. Aaron ben R. Alikum Getz. It was first printed at Frankfort, on the Oder, with the Hebrew text, in 1704, and has since been frequently reprinted.