Ghirondi, Mordecai Samuel

   Italian scholar and biographer. He was born in Padua and taught theology at the rabbinical college there; he became the city's chief rabbi in 1831. His writings include a biographical dictionary of Jewish scholars and rabbis.

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  • Isaac Lampronti — (February 3 1679 ndash; November 16 1756), was an Italian rabbi and physician, best known as author of the rabbinic encyclopedia Paħad Yitzħak .Lampronti was born at Ferrara. His great grandfather, Samuel Lampronti, had emigrated from… …   Wikipedia

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