BARAFFAEL (BARUFFALL), ISAAC:
Italian officer and communal worker; lived in Rome at the end of the eighteenth century and the beginning of the nineteenth. On the occupation of Rome by the French, Baraffael was appointed major of the national forces on March 18, 1798. After the reconquest of the city by the Neapolitans and their allies, when a heavy tribute was exacted from the Jews, Baraffael paid 700 scudi (about $700). In 1811 he was elected deputy-representative of the Jewish community of Rome.
- Vogelstein and Rieger, Gesch. der Juden in Rom, ii. 352 et seq.