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MELOL, MOSES ḤAY or MELUL ():

Compositor and translator in Leghorn (1777-93); son of Jacob Raphael Melol and brother of David Ḥayyim Melol. He translated or edited the "Sefer Azharot ha-Ḳodesh" and the Book of Ruth (Leghorn, 1777), and translated into Ladino "Seder Hattarat Nedarim," the ritual for dissolving an oath, "como suelen practicar en la Yesiba de Gemiluth Hasadim" (ib. 1792). Mordecai Melol, a relative of his, edited "Alegria de Purim" (ib. 1792).

Bibliography:
  • Ersch and Gruber, Encyc. section ii., part 28, p. 63;
  • Kayserling, Bibl. Esp.-Port.-Jud. pp. 68, 92.
G. M. K.
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