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ADARBI, ISAAC BEN SAMUEL:

A casuist and preacher of the Shalom Congregation of Salonica; lived in the sixteenth century. He was the pupil of Joseph Taitazak and the schoolmate of Samuel di Medina (). Adarbi wrote: (1) "Dibre Ribot" (Polemics), consisting of four hundred and thirty responsa, which are interspersed with keen discussions on halakic problems occurring in the Talmud and its commentaries (Salonica, 1581; Venice, 1587; Sudilkov, 1833); (2) "Dibre Shalom" (Words of Peace), containing thirty sermons preached on various occasions, as well as homiletic commentaries on the weekly lessons of the Pentateuch (Salonica, 1585). In these sermons he often reproduces observations made by his teacher Taitazak. A second edition was published by Eliezer ben Shabbethai, who added an index of the Biblical passages dealt with and some notes (Venice, 1586; ibid. 1587).

Bibliography:
  • Conforte, Ḳore ha-Dorot, ed. Cassel, p. 38 (see index);
  • Steinschneider, Cat. Bodl. col. 1083;
  • Benjacob, Oẓar ha-Sefarim, p. 106.
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