Capsali, Elijah

(1483-1555)
   Cretan rabbi and historian. He was head of the Jewish community in Crete. His Seder Eliyahu Zuta contains a survey of the history of the Jewry in the Ottoman empire down to his day, as well as an account of Spanish Jewish history. His Divrei ha-Yamim le-Malkhut Venezia depicts the conditions of the Jews in Venice and the Venetian dominions. It is a central source for the social, cultural and political history of north Italian Jewry in the early 16th century.

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  • CAPSALI, ELIJAH — (c. 1483–1555), rabbi and historian of Candia, Crete. His father, Elkanah Capsali, also rabbi in Candia, in his capacity as constable (civil head of Cretan Jewry), directed the relief work for Spanish exiles in 1492–93. In 1508 Elijah Capsali… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Elijah Capsali — Elijah Capsali, auch Elijah ben Elkanah Capsali (* um 1483 in Candia auf Kreta; † nach 1555 ebenda) war ein kretischer Rabbiner und Historiker. Er ist Verfasser einer osmanischen und einer venezianischen Chronik. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Leben 2… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • CAPSALI, MOSES BEN ELIJAH — (1420?–1500?), Turkish rabbi and communal leader. Capsali was born in Crete; he studied with his father and later in Italy and Germany. He served as a rabbi in Constantinople under Byzantine rule, from 1445? and after the conquest of the city by… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Capsali — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Elijah Capsali (um 1483–nach 1555), kretischer Rabbiner und Historiker Mose Capsali (1420–1495), kretischer Großrabbiner in Konstantinopel Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur U …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • ELIJAH BEN BENJAMIN HA-LEVI — (d. after 1540), rabbi and paytan of Constantinople. He belonged to an indigenous Turkish Jewish family. He studied under moses capsali , to whose aid he came in his dispute with joseph colon , and afterward under Elijah Mizraḥi , whom he… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Elijah Mizrachi — (Hebrew: אליהו מזרחי) (c. 1455 ndash; 1525 or 1526) was a Talmudist and posek, an authority on Halakha. He is best known for his Sefer ha Mizrachi , a supercommentary on Rashi s commentary on the Torah. He is also known as Re em (רא״ם), the… …   Wikipedia

  • MIZRAḤI, ELIJAH — (c. 1450–1526), rabbinical authority, the greatest of the rabbis of the ottoman Empire of his time. Mizraḥi was of Romaniot origin (the original Turkish Jews as distinct from the Spanish exiles) and was born and educated in Constantinople. Among… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Moses Capsali — Moses b. Elijah Capsali (1420–1495) was Hakham Bashi (Chief rabbi) of the Ottoman Empire. He was born in Greece in 1420. When a young man he left his native country in order to study at the German yeshivot. He is next mentioned as rabbi of… …   Wikipedia

  • Mose Capsali — (* 1420; † 1495), aus kretischer Familie stammend (vielleicht identisch mit Eli Capsali), war der erste Großrabbiner (Chacham Baschi) der Türkei in Konstantinopel von 1454 bis zu seinem Tod. Literatur (Auswahl) Graetz VIII, Leipzig 1864 Jüdisches …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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