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Modena, Leone
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(Leone Modena da Venezia; 1571, Venice – 1648, Venice). Modena enjoyed a broad education, including Italian literature, music, and song. His family's precarious finances forced him to make a living in various occupations: in his autobiography, he lists 26 different activities. His primary profession, however, was intellectual: he was a writer, teacher, and preacher. Running counter to the fashion of his period, he severely criticized the Kabbalah and defended the teaching of M. Maimonides. His apologetic Magen va-Herev, which remained unfinished, castigate…

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Veltri, Giuseppe, “Modena, Leone”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 16 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_12909>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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