This study aims at delving into to the acts of death included in the Pinqas ha-niftarim of the Jewish community of Lugo (Ms. New York, JTS, 3960). This text, so far not adequately explored, is an essential source for the reconstruction of the biography of Isaiah Romanin. Poet, rabbi and cabbalist born in Padua between 1690/95 and died in Lugo in 1765, Romanin was a disciple of Isaiah Bassan (Verona 1673 - Reggio Emilia 1739). We publish here for the first time Romanin’s deeds of death, together with a poem and a commemoration for his death written by Benjamin the son of Isaiah Bassan (this document is part of the Benjamin’s autograph homilies included in Ms. Oxford, Bodleian, Mich. 597, Neub. 988). According to this commemoration, Isaiah Romanin, before meeting his Master (Benjamin’s father) in Padua, devoted his life to vain things; thanks to the teachings of Rabbi Isaiah Bassan, he could finally take off this suit of vanity and chose the way of the true wisdom, drinking from the pure source of the Living Water. Taking into consideration also the biography of Isaiah Bassan, who went to Mantua between 1694 and 1695 in order to study with Moses Zacuto and his disciple Yehudah Leone Briel, we trace back the roots of a small branch of the Kabbalistic tradition that flourished in Lugo during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

L'atto di morte di Isaia Romanin rabbino di Lugo, 2 febbraio 1765: "Tesori della morte" nei registri delle comunità ebraiche italiane

PERANI, MAURO
2013

Abstract

This study aims at delving into to the acts of death included in the Pinqas ha-niftarim of the Jewish community of Lugo (Ms. New York, JTS, 3960). This text, so far not adequately explored, is an essential source for the reconstruction of the biography of Isaiah Romanin. Poet, rabbi and cabbalist born in Padua between 1690/95 and died in Lugo in 1765, Romanin was a disciple of Isaiah Bassan (Verona 1673 - Reggio Emilia 1739). We publish here for the first time Romanin’s deeds of death, together with a poem and a commemoration for his death written by Benjamin the son of Isaiah Bassan (this document is part of the Benjamin’s autograph homilies included in Ms. Oxford, Bodleian, Mich. 597, Neub. 988). According to this commemoration, Isaiah Romanin, before meeting his Master (Benjamin’s father) in Padua, devoted his life to vain things; thanks to the teachings of Rabbi Isaiah Bassan, he could finally take off this suit of vanity and chose the way of the true wisdom, drinking from the pure source of the Living Water. Taking into consideration also the biography of Isaiah Bassan, who went to Mantua between 1694 and 1695 in order to study with Moses Zacuto and his disciple Yehudah Leone Briel, we trace back the roots of a small branch of the Kabbalistic tradition that flourished in Lugo during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
M. Perani
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