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Almosnino, Moses ben Baruch
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Moses Ben Barukh Almosnino (c.1518-1580), was a famous Salonican preacher, prolific author, and the earliest known Ladino writer in the Ottoman Empire. He served as the first rabbi of the congregation Lyvyat Hen founded by Gracia Nasi (1559).

Aside from the sermons (partly lost), Almosnino’s Hebrew works include responsa (which survived as quotes in the works of his contemporaries), commentaries on the Five Scrolls (Yede Mosheh, 1572), a book on various aspects of the Torah and the liturgy (Tefillah le-Mosheh, 1563), supercommentaries on the Torah commentaries of Rashi and …

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Olga Borovaya, “Almosnino, Moses ben Baruch”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 31 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_SIM_000193>
First published online: 2010
First print edition: ISBN: 978900417678, 2500

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