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Signature of Mordecai Samuel ben Benzion Aryeh Ghirondi

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Title

Signature of Mordecai Samuel ben Benzion Aryeh Ghirondi

Subject

Ghirondi, Mordecai Samuel ben Benzion Aryeh, 1799-1852

Description

This is the signature of Mordecai Samuel ben Benzion Aryeh Ghirondi (1799-1852), an Italian rabbi, professor and bibliophile. He was the grandson of Mazal-Tov Benvenida Ghirondi, who was famous for her teaching skills and lessons on Jewish subjects.

Ghirondi studied at the rabbinical college of Padua and later taught theology there. In 1829 he served as assistant rabbi of Padua and in 1831 he became chief rabbi.

Ghirondi was a published author by the age of sixteen. His writings include a work on ethics, a treatise, a responsa and a collection of biographies of Italian scholars and rabbis. Ghirondi was an avid bibliophile, and portions of his collection are in the Montefiore Library in Jews' College in London and the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York.

The first image pictured on the right is Ghirondi's signature. Also pictured here is Ghirondi's full name, which was written in block Hebrew letters on the title page. It is unclear whether Ghirondi inscribed it himself or if it was added by another owner. Ghirondi also wrote a Hebrew inscription in the center of the title page, which says "Mordecai Shmuel Ghirondi of Padua, may G-d keep him and protect him".

Creator

Ghirondi, Mordecai Samuel ben Benzion Aryeh, 1799-1852

Rights

Digital Image: Washington University in Saint Louis

Format

Ink

Language

Hebrew

Type

Signature

Identifier

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Citation

Ghirondi, Mordecai Samuel ben Benzion Aryeh, 1799-1852, “Signature of Mordecai Samuel ben Benzion Aryeh Ghirondi,” WUSTL Digital Gateway Image Collections & Exhibitions, accessed June 26, 2019, http://omeka.wustl.edu/omeka/items/show/6992.