ASCOLI, JACOB BEN ABRAHAM ROFE:
Physician and payyeṭan; lived at Camerino, Italy, perhaps at Ascoli, in the second half of the fifteenth century. Two Reshuts for Nishmat of his are printed in the MaḦzor Romania—(1) For the Day of Atonement; , etc. ("They will praise Thy name, O Most High, who showest the road by which every living being will return to Thee"); (2) For the Feast of Tabernacles; ("May the Redeemer spread a tabernacle of peace over the people that He hath chosen among all peoples"). In signing these "reshuts," Ascoli added to his name the word , which seems to correspond to the verse of Psalms ("Let thy mercies also come unto me, O Lord," Ps. cxix. 41).
- Landshuth, 'Ammude ha-'Abodah, p. 104;
- Zunz, Literaturgesch. p. 523;
- Mortara, Indice Alfabetica, s. v.