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Bertinoro, Obadiah da
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Obadiah ben Abraham Yare da Bertinoro (ca. 1450–before 1516) was an Italian rabbi and commentator on the Mishna. The name Yare is an acrostic of the Hebrew yehi reṣuyeḥav (Let him be the favored of his brethren, Deut. 33:24). Little is known of his family, which derived from the town of Bertinoro in northern Italy. At some time he apparently lived in Città di Castello, where he was a banker. His best-known teacher was Joseph Colon, the greatest halakhic figure in Italy in the second half of the fifteenth century.

Much more is known about Obadiah after he left Città di Castello, as three letters …

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Abraham David, “Bertinoro, Obadiah da”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 02 December 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_COM_0004210>
First published online: 2010

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