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Tomb of Rabbi Shmuel David Luzzato

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Tomb of Rabbi Shmuel David Luzzato

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Basic Information

Location Padua, Italy
Country Italy
City Padua

General Information

Open to visitors yes
Need appointment no
Handicap accessibility no
Geographical Coordinates 45.40643,11.87676


Summary

Samuel David Luzzatto was an Italian Jewish scholar, poet, and a member of the Wissenschaft des Judentums movement. He is also known by his Hebrew acronym, Shadal.

Luzzatto was born at Trieste on 22 August 1800 (Rosh Hodesh, 1 Elul, 5560); died at Padua on 30 September 1865 (Yom Kippur, 10 Tishrei 5626). While still a boy he entered the Talmud Torah of his native city, where besides Talmud, in which he was taught by Abraham Eliezer ha-Levi, chief rabbi of Trieste, he studied ancient and modern languages and science under Mordechai de Cologna, Leon Vita Saraval, and Raphael Baruch Segré, whose son-in-law he later became. He studied the Hebrew language also at home, with his father, who, though a turner by trade, was an eminent Talmudist.

His grave is located at the cemetery located beyond the Porta Euganea, opened in 1864.


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