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Luzzatto (Samuel David and Isaia) papers

Samuel David Luzzatto (also known under the acronym of SHaDaL, Heb. שד"ל), an Italian Rabbi, poet, grammarian and scholar of Hebrew letters, was born in Trieste on August 22, 1800, and died in Padua on September 30, 1865. Luzzatto wrote his first Hebrew poem at the age of nine, and by 1815 he had composed thirty-seven poems (later included in the two volumes of Kinor na‘im, Vienna 1825 and Padua 1879).

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