A noted rabbi of Palestine; flourished about the middle of the seventeenth century. He was a contemporary of Moses ben Nissim Benveniste, the younger, author of the responsa, "Sefer Pene Mosheh." For his piety and learning, Amigo was highly respected by his contemporaries. He wrote "Peri Ḥadash" (New Fruit), a commentary on the subdivision OraḦ Ḥayyim of the ShulḦan 'Aruk, from the laws of the Passover to the end. The work has been lost. Amigo was also the author of a large work, containing responsa as well as novellæ to the Talmud and the halakic literature, which came under the notice of Azulai.

  • Azulai, Shem ha-Gedolim, ed. Benjacob, ii. 122-138;
  • Fünn, Keneset Yisrael, p. 11;
  • Michael, Or ha-Ḥayyim, No. 53.
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