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Umberto Cassuto,

Editor of "La Rivista Israelitica," Florence, Italy.

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SOAVE, MOSES – Italian Hebraist; born in Venice March 28, 1820; died there Nov. 27, 1882. He supported himself as a private tutor in Venetian Jewish families, and collected a library containing many rare and valuable works. Two years before...
SORANI, UGO – Italian jurist and deputy; born at Pitigliano May 4, 1850. He studied law in his native town and in Mondavi, Leghorn, and Pisa, graduating from the university of the last-named city in 1872. He then established himself as a...
TURIN – Italian city on the River Po; formerly capital of the duchy of Savoy, and later of the kingdom of Sardinia; now (1905) the chief city of the province of like name. Jews were admitted to Turin in 1424, probably because they...
URBINO – Maestro Daniele. Italian city; capital of the province of Pesaro e Urbino; originally the capital of the duchy of Urbino, and later a portion of the States of the Church. Jews seem to have resided in the city as early as the...
URBINO – Italian family, originating in the city of the same name. The following important members are cited in chronological order:Solomon d'Urbino: Lived at Urbino in the early part of the fourteenth century, where he enjoyed the favor...
VALERIO, SAMUEL BEN JUDAH – Physician and author who lived in the Grecian Archipelago in the second half of the sixteenth century. He wrote the following works: "Yad ha-Melek," a commentary on the Book of Esther, completed at Corfu on the 6th of Feb.,...
VALI (VALLE), MOSES DAVID – Italian rabbi and physician; born at Padua; died there 1777. He was a cabalistic scholar of repute, and lectured before the Paduan association known as "Mebaḳeshe Adonai," in company with the two noted scholars Israel Hezekiah...
VENTURA, RUBINO – Soldier; born at Finale, Modena, 1795; died at Toulouse, France, April 5, 1858. At the age of seventeen he was enrolled as a volunteer in the militia of the kingdom of Italy. On the downfall of Napoleon he returned to his home;...
VERCELLI – City in the compartimento of Piedmont, Italy. The oldest document in existence concerning its Jews is dated Feb. 16, 1446, and consists of a permit granted by the city council to one Abramo della Vigneria and his son Angelo to...
VERONA – Chief city of the Italian province of the same name. As early as the tenth century it numbered Jews among its inhabitants. They appear to have been treated with great harshness by Archbishop Raterio, and were later expelled from...
VESSILLO ISRAELITICO, IL – An Italian monthly; the continuation of the "Educatore Israelita" (founded 1853), which, upon the death of its editor Giuseppe Levi (July 10, 1874), passed under the new title into the control of Flaminio Servi, rabbi of Casale...
WAHLTUCH, MARK – Russian philosopher and author; born at Odessa 1830; died at Pisa Jan. 27, 1901. He resided for many years in Ancona, Naples, Florence, Leghorn, and Pisa. He translated into Italian the works of A. Pushkin ("Poesie di A....
WOLLEMBORG, LEONE – Italian economist; born at Padua 1859; graduated from the university of his native city (1878). He made a special study of political economy, and his most noteworthy achievement was the establishment of rural savings-banks for...
ZELMAN, SAMUELE VITA – ZEKOR BERIT Austro-Italian poet; born at Triest in 1808; died there in 1885. He was educated at the rabbinical college of Padua, where he was the favorite pupil of Samuel David Luzzatto. He was the author of the following works:...