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ḤABILLO, SIMON BEN JUDAH BEN DAVID:

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Rabbi at Hebron in the middle of the seventeenth century; contemporary of Moses Zacuto, who approved his works. Ḥabillo was the author of: "Ḥebel ben Yehudah," a commentary on the Haggadah of Passover, Mantua, 1694; and "Ḥeleḳ Yehudah," a commentary on Ruth, published together with the text, Venice, 1695. The last-named work is preceded by a prayer of Ḥabillo arranged in the style of Psalm cxix.

Bibliography:
  • Steinschneider, Cat. Bodl. col. 2611;
  • Nepi-Ghirondi, Toledot Gedole Yisrael, p. 331.
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