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FIAMETTA, JOSEPH BEN SOLOMON:

Rabbi of Ancona, Italy; died in 1721. His name iswritten variously: Wolf, in the Latin transcription of his name, gives "Flamneta"; Carmoly ("Hist. des Médecins Juifs," p. 237) has "Piamita"; and Delitzsch ("Zur Geschichte der Jüdischen Poesie," p. 74) gives "Piatita." He was the father-in-law (Steinschneider says son-in-law) of Samson Morpurgo, rabbi of Ancona. He wrote: "Widdui," atonement prayers of the Italian rite, included in the "Tik ḳun Shobabim" of Moses Zacuto, Venice, 1712; "Or Boḳer," containing prayers and seliḥot, Venice, 1709. He wrote also an approbation to Nehemiah Ḥayun's "'Oz le-Elohim," Berlin, 1713, and a panegyric poem on Abraham Cohen's "Kehunnat Abraham," Venice, 1719. Among the Italian responsa there is one regarding communal taxation signed by Shabbethai Panzieri and Joseph Fiametta.

Bibliography:
  • Wolf, Bibl. Hebr. iii., No. 976c;
  • Fürst, Bibl. Jud. i. 279;
  • Nepi-Ghirondi, Toledot Gedole Yisrael, pp. 32, 333;
  • Steinschneider, Cat. Bodl. col. 1460;
  • Azulai, Shem ha-Gedolim, ii. 144;
  • Mortara, Indice, p. 22.
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