Rabbi of Salonica; lived in the seventeenth century. He was the author of a work entitled "Me'il Shemuel" (Salonica, 1725), containing forty-five responsa and ninety-one analecta on the Talmud. At the end are some notes by his brother, Isaac Florentin, on Maimonides. Ḥayyim wrote also some notes on the Shulḥan 'Aruk, Ḥoshen Mishpaṭ, which are found in the collection "Moreh Ẓedeḳ" by Michael b. Moses ha-Kohen (ib. 1655).

  • Fürst, Bibl. Jud. i. 285;
  • Benjacob, Oẓar ha-Sefarim, p. 349.
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