Mortara, Marco

(1815-94)
   Italian rabbi and scholar. From 1842 he served as rabbi of Mantua. An advocate of reform, he published books on the principles of Judaism and a new edition of the prayerbook. He produced a catalogue of the manuscripts in the library of the Mantua community, and a list of Jewish scholars who lived in Italy from the 1st to the 19th centuries.

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