Gentili, Moses ben Gershom

   Italian scholar. He was born in Trieste. He served as rabbi in Venice and was the author of Melekhet Mahashevet, a philosophical commentary on the Torah. His Hanukkat ha-Bayit deals with the construction of the Second Temple.

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  • GENTILI — (Ḥefeẓ), family in northern Italy, particularly in Gorizia, Trieste, Verona, and Venice. The name Gentili was rendered in Hebrew as Ḥefeẓ, and it is the latter name which appears in the Hebrew writings of the members of this family. MOSES BEN… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Gentili, Gershom ben Moses — (1683 1700)    Italian rabbinic scholar, son of Moses ben Gershom Gentili. He was the author of Yad Haruzim, a Hebrew rhyme lexicon; it contains an introduction, 12 rules for Hebrew usage in poetry, and an appendix containing a poetical… …   Dictionary of Jewish Biography

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  • MATHEMATICS — Bible The Bible does not deal directly with proper mathematical subjects; however there are some parts that do relate indirectly to different mathematical topics. These are widely discussed by the various commentators on the Bible and Talmud: the …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • PIYYUT — (Heb. פִּיּוּט; plural: piyyutim; from the Greek ποιητής), a lyrical composition intended to embellish an obligatory prayer or any other religious ceremony, communal or private. In a wider sense, piyyut is the totality of compositions composed in …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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