Ricchi, Imanuel Hai
- (1668-1743)Italian rabbi, kabbalist and poet. He was born in Ferrara and raised in Rovigo. At the age of 20 he travelled to various Italian cities. He was ordained a rabbi in 1717; the following year he emigrated to Palestine and setded in Safed, where he studied kabbalah. Because of a plague, he left the country and moved to Livorno. He later travelled to Smyrna, Salonica, Constantinople and London, before returning to Palestine (1737) and finally Livorno. He wrote various kabbalistic works.
Dictionary of Jewish Biography. Dan Cohn-Sherbok.