BOZZOLO, ḤAYYIM OBADIAH BEN JACOB OBADIAH DI:
Talmudist and cabalist; lived at Salonica in the middle of the sixteenth century; probably a native of Bozzolo in Italy, wherefore Conforte ("Ḳore ha-Dorot," ed. Cassel, p. 39a) calls him "Di Bozzolo," while Nepi-Ghirondi ("Toledot Gedole Yisrael," ח No. 15) has the name in the corrupt form of ("Dukes" or "Rukes"), from .
Bozzolo was a prolific writer. Many of his halakic decisions are scattered throughout the later responsa. A more extensive work in two volumes, entitled "Be'er Mayim Ḥayyim" (Well of Living Water), the first having the separate title "Eẓ Ḥayyim," the second "Meḳor Ḥayyim," contains cabalistic explanations of the ritual laws (Salonica, 1546).
- Wolf, Bibl. Hebr. iii., No. 618;
- Steinschneider, Cat. Bodl. col. 332;
- Zedner, Cat. Hebr. Books Brit. Mus. p. 177.