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MOSES KALFO ():

Italian scholar; lived at the beginning of the eleventh century at Bari, where he taught at the yeshibah. He is known through lexicographical explanations cited by Nathan ben Jehiel, author of the "'Aruk" (s.v. , , and ). Nathan ben Jehiel probably studied under him for some time.

Bibliography:
  • Mortara, Indicc, p. 9;
  • Vogelstein and Rieger, Gesch. der Juden in Rom, i. 358, 362;
  • Weiss, Dor, iv. 308, note 9;
  • Carmoly, in Revue Orientale, ii. 116.
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