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OTTOLENGO, SAMUEL DAVID BEN JEHIEL:

Italian rabbi of the cabalistic school; flourished in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries; born at Casale-Monferrato; died 25th of Ab, 1718. He was chief rabbi of Padua and Venice, and was the author of the following works: "Ḳiryah Ne'emanah" (Venice, 1701), extracts from the "Ma'abar Yabboḳ" of Aaron Berechiah of Modena; "Me'il Shemuel" (ib. 1705), extracts from the "Shene Luḥot ha-Berit" of Isaiah Horwitz, with an index; and "Tiḳḳun Shobabim" (ib. 1719), containing among other things extracts from the similarly entitled work of Moses Zacuto. Ottolengo wrote also a number of responsạ, as well as several piyyuṭim and elegies, some of which have been printed, while others exist only in manuscript. He also left a manuscript collection of "ḥiddushim" on various treatises of the Talmud. His haskamah is found in the "Paḥad Yiẓḥaḳ," s.v. "'Ones Noten Arba'ah Debarim."

Bibliography:
  • Nepi-Ghirondi, Toledot Gedole Yisrael, pp. 330, 335;
  • Allg. Zeit. des Jud. July, 1902.
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