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DELMEDIGO, ELIJAH BEN ELIEZER:

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Cretan rabbi and Talmudist; flourished in the second half of the sixteenth and in the first of the seventeenth century in Candia. He was widely known in his time as a Talmudic scholar. A halakic decision of his exists in Joseph Samega's "Derek Yemin." He was the father of the famous philosopher and writer Joseph Solomon Delmedigo.

Bibliography:
  • Nepi-Ghirondi, Toledot Gedole Yisrael, p. 6;
  • Geiger, Nachgelassene Schriften, iii. 5.
L. G. I. Ber.
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