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POGGETTI, JACOB (JOSEPH) B. MOR-DECAI (called also Pavieti):

Italian Talmudist and writer on religious ethics; born at Asti, Piedmont; flourished in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. His only known work is "Ḳiẓẓur Reshit Ḥokmah" (Venice, 1600; Cracow, 1667; Amsterdam, 1725; Zolkiev, 1806), an abridgment of the "Reshit Ḥokmah" of Elijah de Vidas. It is intended to teach an ascetic and ethical life.

Bibliography:
  • Fürst, Bibl. Jud. ii. 22-23;
  • Benjacob, Oẓar ha-Sefarim, p. 542, No. 42.
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