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Moscato, Judah
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(c. 1530, Osimo – c. 1593, Padua), one of the most important rabbis of the Renaissance. When the expulsion of the Jews commanded by Pius V in 1569 (Persecutions of Jews) forced Moscato to leave Osimo, he became the official preacher of the Jewish community in Padua and in 1587 its chief rabbi. His approach was eclectic. In addition to his rabbinic training, he mastered several secular disciplines – medicine, music, astronomy, rhetoric, and Jewish and Classical philosophy. He combined Kabbalah with neoplatonic ideas (Neoplatonism: III). His works include Nefuzot Yehuda

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Veltri, Giuseppe, “Moscato, Judah”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 17 August 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_14608>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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