Pietosi is the name of a celebrated Jewish family, called in Hebrew מן הענוים, which, like the families מן התפוחים and מן הנערים , traced their origin to those Jews who were led into captivity after the destruction of Jerusalem by Titus and Vespasian. To this family belong the following:

1. BENJAMIN DE, ben-Abr., b.-Jech., b.-Abr. Rofe, of Rome, who flourished in the middle of the 13th century, is the author of שער עצ חיים , a didactic poem (Prague, 1598): — צפיוטים ושירים religious hymns. See Zunz, Synagogale Poesie, pages 313-315; id. Literaturgeschichte der synagog. Poesie, page 362 sq.; Steinschneider,

Catalogus Libr. Hebr. in Bibl. Bodl. page 2767 sq.; Dukes, Ozar Nachmad, 2:199.

2. JACOB DE, of Italy, wrote ברית יעקב, a great collectaneum of diverse matters (Livorno, 1800): רנו ליעקב, novellas on the treatises Chullin and Temura (ibid. 1810): — מזבה כפרה, another collectaneum (ibid.).

3. ZIDKIA DE, a brother of Benjamin, wrote הלקט שבלי, on Jewish rites and precepts (Venice, 1546; Sulzbach, 1699; Dubno, 1794). See Wolf, Bibl. Hebr. 1:1001; 3:961; 4:962; Schorr, Kritische Untersuchung uber das Werk Schibbale ha-Leketh in Zijjon (Frankforton-the-Main, 1841), 1:147 sq.; Furst. Bibl. Jud. 3:100. (B.P.)

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