Brieli, Jehuda Leon

Brieli, Jehuda Leon an Italian Jewish rabbi, was born about 1643, and died as chief-rabbi at Mantua in 1722. The only printed work of his is the Hebrew grammar,

שֶׁפֶר נלָלַי הִדַּקדּוּק (Mantua, 1730). He wrote besides, השלוחים השגות על סיפורי, a polemical work against the Gospels and the Acts of the Apostles. In the Italian language he wrote a treatise on miracles, Breve Ragionamento Sopra i Miracoli, and a reply to Pinamonti's La Sinaqoga Disingannata, all of which are still in MS. See Furst, Bibl. Jud. 1:132; De' Rossi, Dizionario Storico (Germ. transl.), page 64, and Bibl. Judaica Antichristiana, No. 22, 23, 24; Gratz, Gesch. d. Juden, 10:323, note 6, page 96; Jost, Gesch. d. Judenth. u.s. Sekten, 3:224; Steinschmneider, Bibliogr. Handbuch, page 26, No. 286; Benjacob, Ozar Ha-Sepharim, 1:608, No. 1200 (Wilna, 1880). (B.P.)

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