Moses ben Isaac di Rieti (Rieti, Moses of)

(1388-c. 1460)
   Italian physician, philosopher and poet. He worked as a physician at Rieti until 1422, and then lived in Perugia, Narni, Fabriano, and Rome, where he was a rabbi and physician to Pope Pius II. His Mikdash Me'at is a moral and philosophical poem in terza rima; in contains a vision of Paradise, and an account of Jewish scholars down to his own time. He also wrote medical and other philo-sophical studies.

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  • RIETI, MOSES BEN ISAAC DA — (1388–after 1460), Italian scholar, physician, and poet. He was born in Rieti. He devoted himself to medicine and philosophy, practicing as a physician in his home town until the death of his father (1422). Under the papacy of Eugene IV, he went… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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  • RIETI — (da Rieti, Rietti, Arieti (?), family of bankers in Italy originating from the town of Rieti, located in the Latium region. First mentioned in the 14th century, some of the family moved from their town of origin to Rome, Florence, Siena, Bologna …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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  • ROMANO, JUDAH BEN MOSES BEN DANIEL — (It. Leone de Ser Daniel; 14th century), Italian philosopher and translator. Judah s contemporary, Immanuel of rome , wrote a poem and a composition in rhymed prose in his honor (Maḥbarot, vol. 1 (1957), no. 12, pp. 217ff.), and also praised him… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • TREVES, JOHANAN BEN JOSEPH — (1490?–1557?), Italian rabbi and scholar. His place of birth is unknown. In his youth he studied together with Joseph of Arles in the yeshivah of moses navarro in Ferrara, where he later became a member of the bet din. For about 20 years he… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • KASPI, JOSEPH BEN ABBA MARI IBN — (En Bonafoux del Argentière; 1279–1340?), philosopher, biblical commentator, and grammarian. Motivated by an intense desire for wisdom and knowledge, and being a wealthy man, Kaspi spent most of his days traveling from one country to another,… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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  • List of Hebrew language poets — List of Hebrew language poets:Biblical* King David * King Solomon * JeremiahEarly Middle Ages* Yose ben Yose * Yannai * Eleazar ha KalirGolden Age in Spain* Joseph ibn Abitur * Abraham Abulafia * Meir Halevi Abulafia * Todros Abulafia * Levi ibn… …   Wikipedia

  • KABBALAH — This entry is arranged according to the following outline: introduction general notes terms used for kabbalah the historical development of the kabbalah the early beginnings of mysticism and esotericism apocalyptic esotericism and merkabah… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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