Scholarly Work on Hanukkah
PRONUNCIATION: Hanukat ha-Ba'it le-David
Century: 19th (1801-1900)
A scholarly work on Hanukkah, its laws and customs.
According to scholar צבי בן-דור בנית, “Wow. India. Calcutta. Hanukkat habaiyyit ledavid. The author is Rabbi shlomo tweina. An Iraqi Jew (like myself..) a true polyglot and a scholar.”
Name: R. Solomon b. Abed Twena Type: Author Born In: Bhagdad, Iraq Workded In: Calcutta, India Artists Dates: 1856-1913 Artist Information: He was born and raised in Baghdad and moved to Calcutta in 1880. In addition to his scholarly works he operated a printing press which produced two weeklies, Maggid Meisharim (1889–1900) and Shoshannah (1901), edited and printed by R. Solomon. He was the author of almost 70 works published by his own press