SHAG (Zwebner), ABRAHAM (1801–1876), Hungarian rabbi. Shag was born in Galgóc and studied under Moses Sofer. He first served as rabbi in the small town of Czeszté and then in Kobelsdorf, one of the "seven communities" in Hungary. He was distinguished both for his keen intellect and his firm and upright character. He was a member of the Jewish Congress of 1869. He left behind many works, but only his Ohel Avraham (1881) responsa, and his Derashot ha-Rosh (1904) have been published. Shag was one of the rabbis in Hungary who raised his voice against the communal schism
M. Stein (ed.), Magyar rabbik, 1 (1905), 36f.; S. Weingarten, He-Ḥatam Sofer ve-Talmidav (1945), 107–11; I.D. Shag, Lappid Esh (1954).
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