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Alemano, Yohanan ben Isaac
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(c. 1435, Florence – c. 1504), one of the most important kabbalists, philosophers, and educators in the Jewish community in Italy in the second half of the 15th century. He was an important source of Kabbalah for his contemporary Pico della Mirandola, thus having great influence on the development of the Christian kabbalah of that period. He was raised in Florence, where he spent most of his life, but also lived in Mantua and other cities. Part of his printed work is his commentary on the Song of Songs, Heshek Shlomo (“Solomon's Desire”), published as Sha'ar ha-Heshek (“The …

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Dan, Joseph, “Alemano, Yohanan ben Isaac”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 30 October 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_00383>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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