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NAḤMANI, SAMSON ḤAYYIM BEN NAḤMAN RAPHAEL:

Italian Talmudist; flourished about the latter half of the eighteenth century. He was the pupil of Ephraim Cohen of Ostrog, rabbi of Modena; of Abi'ad Sar-Shalom Basilla, rabbi of Mantua; and, in Cabala, of Benjamin Alexander ha-Kohen, rabbi of Reggio. He wrote "Toledot Shimshon," a commentary on Mishnah Abot (Leghorn, 1766), and "Zera' Shimshon," on the Pentateuch and the Five Megillot (Mantua, 1778).

Bibliography:
  • Fürst, Bibl. Jud. iii. 8.
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