Jagel, Abraham

Jagel, Abraham an Italian Rabbi, flourished at Monselice in the second half of the 16th and the first half of the 17th century. He is distinguished as the author of an able Jewish catechism of doctrine and morals, which he published under the title of לֶקִח טוֹב (Venice, 1587, 8vo, and often). It was translated into Latin by Carpzov, Odhel, Van der Hardt, and by De Veil. The latter published it with the Hebrew text: Doctrina Bona (London, 1689, 8vo). It was also translated into German, entitled Das Buch von Guten Judischen Lehrens (Lpz. 1694). Jagel became a convert to Romanism, and was baptized under the name of Camillo near the beginning of the 17th century, and was in 1619 and 1620 Roman censor of all Hebrew books. He wrote also several books on the Jewish doctrines and usages, of which a complete list, with the translations that have been made of them, is given by Furst, Biblioth. Jud. 2, 10 sq. (J. H. W.)

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