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NUÑEZ-VAES, JACOB:

Editor and rabbi of Leghorn, Italy; died there about 1815; son of Isaac Joseph Nuñez-Vaes, and pupil of Isaac Nuñez Belmonte. David b. Raphael Meldola wrote an elegy in his memory (Leghorn, 1815). Nuñez-Vaes, besides publishing the second part of his father's "Siaḥ Yiẓḥaḳ," edited a double commentary on the Pentateuch by the tosafists and by Judah b. Eliezer, under the title "Da'at Zeḳenim" (ib. 1783; reprinted at Ofen, 1831, by Aaron Kutna, rabbi of Totis, Hungary), as well as the "Sefer ha-Makria'" of Isaiah di Trani the Elder (ib. 1779) and various other works.

Bibliography:
  • Nepi-Ghirondi, Toledot Gedole Yisrael, p. 132;
  • Steinschneider, Cat. Bodl. No. 3449, 5596, add. lxxxii.;
  • Fürst, Bibl. Jud. iii. 41;
  • Roest, Cat. Rosenthal. Bibl. p. 910.
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