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The 1901 Jewish Encyclopedia


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City in the province of Ravenna, and the family seat of the Finzi according to a tradition of the family Maẓ liaḥ (Felice) Finzi lived there as early as 1450. The physician Lazarus Hebræ us, prominent in the fifteenth century on account of his wealth, his scholarship, and his benevolence in treating the poor gratuitously, and the liturgical poet Raphael ( ) ben Isaac da Faenza were among its Jewish citizens. Several of the latter's piyyuṭ im are in the Roman Maḥ zor. Raphael ben Isaac sold a maḥ zor to Uzziel da Camerino in Florence in 1458. Joseph Colon (Responsa, No. 171, ed. Cremona, p. 146c) mentions a decision by the rabbinate of Faenza dating from this same period.

Bibliography : Cassel, in Ersch and Gruber, Encyc. section ii., part 27, p. 153 Zunz, Literaturgesch . p. 385, Addenda 28 J. Q. R. 14:409 Bernardinus da Feltre, in Acta Sanctorum , 8:926.G. I. E.

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Singer, Isidore, Ph.D, Projector and Managing Editor. Entry for 'Faenza'. 1901 The Jewish Encyclopedia. 1901.

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