Definitions for "Abraham ben Samuel Cohen of Lask"
Abraham ben Samuel Cohen of Lask was a Jewish ascetic who flourished at the end of the 18th century. He went to live at Jerusalem in 1785, but afterward traveled through Europe as an agent for the collection of donations for the Polish Jews in Palestine, making Amsterdam his center; he died as ḥakam at Safed, during a riot against the Jews, who had protested against excessive taxation.