Morteira, Saul Levi

(c. 1596-1660)
   Dutch rabbi and scholar, of Venetian origin. He became Hakham of the Beit Ya'akov community in Amsterdam, and founded the Keter Torah Yeshivah there. He was a member of the bet din that excommunicated Benedict Spinoza. His Givat Shaul is a collection of sermons. He also wrote responsa and Jewish apologetics.

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