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  • MS ACC 573




    CATEGORY

    Miscellaneous
    Poetry

    Collection of Elegies for Deceased Rabbis and Dayanim of Italy


    Manuscript ID:
    Ms. Acc 573

    Place:
    Italy

    Date:
    1638-1852

    Description:
    ink on paper; 21 leaves, between 29 x 19.8 cm and 42.6 x 25.7 cm.; Italian cursive Hebrew script and some Italian

    Subject:
    Miscellaneous; Poetry

    English Text:

    (a) Finale (near Modena): elegy for Rabbi Eliezer Yehial Foa (d. 1852);
    (b) Florence: two elegies for Rabbi Hananiah Elhanan Hay ha-Kohen of Reggio and Florence by
    Hayim Shalem ha-Kohen; on the verso of that leaf is an elegy by Abraham Hay Castel
    Bolognesi;
    (c) Monselice: one elegy for Rabbi Gamliel of Monselice, and on the verso of that leaf an elegy
    for Jacob Nuñes Franco;
    (d) Reggio: an elegy for Rabbi Israel Berekhiah (ben Joseph Yekutiel) Fontanella of Reggio
    (Emilia) (d. 1762 or 1763) by Ephraim Yehiel; an elegy on the death of Rabbi Israel Benjamin
    Bassan (d. 1762), who was rabbi of Reggio, by Samuel Judah Matsliah Kohen. This collection of
    five leaves also includes various drafts;
    (e) Rovigo: an elegy dated 1638;
    (f) Trieste: an elegy for the dayan Rabbbi Isacco Formiggini (d. 1788), a former rabbi of Turin,
    by Ephraim Yehiel ben David Katz; an elegy for Ephraim Yehiel ben David Katz (d. 1809);
    another elegy by Shn.Y.;
    (g) 8 leaves of drafts of various unsigned elegies, the last of which is dated 1829.


    Manuscript Link:
    https://huc.on.worldcat.org/oclc/1009642466


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