The second work is Kaneh Avraham which is Birkhat Avraham. It is a kabbalistic commentary, in the manner of Pardes, on Genesis. It has a number of approbations followed by the introduction and the text. R. Abraham Abusch ben Zevi Hirsch (1700–1769) was German rabbi and halakhist. He was also called R. Abraham Abusch Lissa and also R. Abusch Frankfurter, from the towns Lissa and Frankfurt where he served as rabbi, after having been rabbi of Mezhirech. After the interregnum brought about by the departure of R. Jacob Joshua Falk, the community of Frankfurt approached him to become its rabbi. The community of Lissa was reluctant to part with him and only did so after much persuasion on the part of the communal leaders of Frankfurt. His pious and meek disposition and the stories of his charitable deeds became legendary. The name of R. Abraham Abusch is associated with a cause célèbre, "the Cleves get". Although several renowned rabbis approved the divorce Abraham persisted in his opinion that it was invalid. The members of his community supported him by enacting a regulation barring from the Frankfurt rabbinate anyone who had approved the divorce. For some time, he also held the important position of parnas or president of the "*Councils of the Lands ." Although he was renowned as a talmudic scholar, few of his writings have survived. Several of his works appeared under the title Birkat Avraham: (1) novellae on five tractates of Seder Mo'ed (1881); (2) commentary on the Passover Haggadah (1887), with a supplement, Mahazeh Avraham (1908); (3) a volume also known as Kaneh Avraham (1884); (4) a commentary on Berakhot (1930); and (5) on Ruth (1934). He also wrote Darkhei ha-Hayyim, on remedies, medicines, and charms (1912). His ethical will was also published (1806).
ר' יצחק מאיר [אלטער], - חלק א
ר'חיים האלבערשטאם, - חלק א
ר' יעקב ארי' [גוטערמאן] מראדזימין, - חלק א
ר' יהושע [ב"ר שלמה ליב מאוסטרובה]; - חלק א
ר' יעקב דוד [קאליש] מאמשינאוו - חלק א
ור' יהודה ליב אייגער, - חלק א
חלק א: על חמשה חומשי תורה וחמש מגילות. 114 עמ'.
חלק א: הסכמות: מספרו עץ הדעת טוב על מסכת כתובות ומן ההוצאה הראשונה.
חלק ב: על מועדים ועל נביאים וכתובים והוויות דאביי ורבא. , 70-5 עמ'.