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LEONTE (JUDAH) BEN MOSES:

Roman rabbi; died in 1216. In the name of the community of Rome he sent a halakic decision to Judah ben Kalonymus of Speyer for approval("Shibbole ha-Leḳeṭ," ii. 75; comp. Buber's introduction, note 87). The Roman manuscript Maḥzor contains eleven seliḥot which bear the signature of Leonte. One of these, beginning with , for the seventeenth day of Tammuz, is included in the Roman printed Maḥzor.

Bibliography:
  • Azulai, Shem ha-Gedolim, p. 68;
  • Zunz, Literaturgesch. p. 314;
  • Vogelstein and Rieger, Gesch. der Juden in Rom, i. 372.
G. I. Br.
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