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PENSO, ABRAHAM:

Turkish rabbinical author; lived at Sarajevo, Bosnia, at the end of the eighteenth century; pupil of David Pardo. Penso was the author of "Appe Zuṭre" (Salonica, 1798), a work on the paschal laws, and of "Tola'at Shani" (ib. 1805), a collection of homilies. He edited Ḥayyim. J. D. Azulai's notes on the Shulḥan 'Aruk, Mishpaṭ Katub (ib. 1798).

Bibliography:
  • Franco, Histoire des Israélites de l'Empire Ottoman, p. 125;
  • Hazan, Ha-Ma'alot li-Shelomoh, p. 11;
  • Zedner, Cat. Hebr. Books Brit. Mus. p. 629.
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