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Italian rabbi; born at Pitigliano, Tuscany, Dec. 24, 1841; died at Casale-Monferrato Jan. 23, 1904. He received his education in his native town, at Padua, and at the rabbinical school and the University of Florence. He became rabbi at Monticelli in 1864; from 1868 he held the rabbinate of Mondovi, and in 1872 was appointed chief rabbi at Casale-Monferrato, where he was also editor of "Il Vessillo Israelitica," in succession to Giuseppe Levi. He edited also the almanac "Annuario della Famiglia Israelitica," Corfu, 1870-74, and "Lunario Israelitico," Casale, 1881-1904.

Servi was a prolific writer, contributing a great number of essays on literature and Jewish science to the Jewish journals of Italy, e.g., "Educatore," "Corriere Israelitico," "Il Vessillo Israelitico," etc. He was the author of: "Statistica degli Israeliti Italiani," Vercelli, 1866; "Israeliti d'Europa nella Liberta," Turin, 1872; "Dante e gli Ebrei," Casale, 1893; "Studii sulla Missione della Donna Israelità," ib. 1903; "Versi in Ebraicæ in Italiano"; etc.

  • Il Vessillo Israelitico, Jan., 1904, Supplement.
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