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FIGO (PIGO), AZARIAH BEN EPHRAIM:

Preacher at Venice; died at Rovigo 1647. Figo was an excellent scribe, and the scrolls which he wrote are highly prized. He was the author of "Iggerot u-Teshubot," letters and responsa, published in a similar work entitled "Be'er Sheba'," Venice, 1614; "Giddule Terumah," a casuistic commentary on Samuel ha-Sardi's "Sefer ha-Terumot," ib. 1643; "Binah la-'Ittim," seventy-five sermons for Saturdays and holidays (ib. 1647-48), a work which went through many editions and is still very popular with Eastern Jews.

Bibliography:
  • Azulai, Shem ha-Gedolim, i. 77;
  • Berliner, Luḥot Abanim, p. 131, Frankfort-on-the-Main, 1881;
  • Fürst, Bibl. Jud. i. 280.
S. S. M. Sel.
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