Leon of Modena

Leon of Modena

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Leon Modena or Yehudah Aryeh Mi-modena (1571-1648) was a Jewish scholar born in Venice of a notable French family that had migrated to Italy after an expulsion of Jews from France. He was a precocious child and grew up to be a respected rabbi in Venice. However, his reputation within traditional Judaism suffered for a number of reasons, including an unyielding criticism of emerging sects within Judaism, an addiction to gambling, and lack of stable character. As Heinrich Graetz points out, this last factor prevented his gifts from maturing: "He pursued all sorts of occupations to support himself, viz. those of preacher, teacher of Jews and Christians, reader of prayers, interpreter, writer, proof-reader, bookseller, broker, merchant, rabbi, musician, matchmaker and manufacturer of amulets."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 159g
  • Fer Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 613582676X
  • 9786135826760