- (fl. 16th cent)Italian rabbinical scholar. He served as a rabbi in Forli and Bologna. His method-ological work Mafteah ha-Gemara was reprinted in 1697 in Helmstedt with a Latin translation and notes, and again reprinted in the 18th century in Clavis Talmudica maxima.
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FINZI — FINZI, Italian family which can be traced back to the second half of the 13th century; the origin of the name is unknown, The first recorded members were loan bankers in Padua. Subsequently, the family spread to many other towns; some of them… … Encyclopedia of Judaism
DIENNA, AZRIEL BEN SOLOMON — (d. 1536), Italian rabbi and halakhic authority. Dienna, who came from a French family that had settled in Italy, studied under R. Nethanel Trabot. In his youth he was a teacher in Reggio and later moved to Pavia where he remained for 15 years.… … Encyclopedia of Judaism
CONAT, ABRAHAM BEN SOLOMON — (15th century), Italian physician and one of the earliest printers of Hebrew books. Conat was probably of Ashkenazi origin. He lived in Mantua, where he may have been active as early as 1475. In 1476 he printed Jacob b. Asher s Tur Oraḥ Ḥayyim… … Encyclopedia of Judaism
CONSIGLI(O), AVTALYON (Ottavio) BEN SOLOMON — (c. 1540–1616), rabbi and financier of Rovigo, northern Italy. Consiglio studied under Samuel Judah Katzenellenbogen at Padua. To demonstrate his profound respect for his teacher, he commissioned an artist to paint his portrait and this was hung… … Encyclopedia of Judaism
ELIJAH BEN RAPHAEL SOLOMON HA-LEVI — (end of 18th and beginning of 19th century), Italian rabbi, author, kabbalist, and liturgical poet. Elijah was both a pupil and a colleague of isaac lampronti together with whom he studied under judah briel in Mantua. He was at first rabbi of… … Encyclopedia of Judaism
MATHEMATICS — Bible The Bible does not deal directly with proper mathematical subjects; however there are some parts that do relate indirectly to different mathematical topics. These are widely discussed by the various commentators on the Bible and Talmud: the … Encyclopedia of Judaism
ITALY — Jews have lived in Italy without interruption from the days of the Maccabees until the present, through a period of 21 centuries. Although they were never subjected to general expulsion, there were frequently partial ones. They often enjoyed good … Encyclopedia of Judaism
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
MANTUA — MANTUA, city and province in N. Italy, an important Jewish center in late medieval and modern times. History The first record of a Jewish settlement in Mantua dates from 1145, when abraham ibn ezra lived there for a while. A small Jewish… … Encyclopedia of Judaism
BIBLIOPHILES — Little is known about private book collectors in antiquity and in the early Middle Ages. It might be assumed, however, that patrons of learning, such as hisdai ibn shaprut , collected important Hebrew and other books. Historical sources refer to… … Encyclopedia of Judaism