Judah Moscato Sermons
Edited by Gianfranco Miletto and Giuseppe Veltri. In Conjunction with Giacomo Corazzol, Regina Grundmann, Don Harrán (Sermon I), Yonatan Meroz, Brian Ogren and Adam Shear
Judah ben Joseph Moscato (c.1533–1590) was one of the most distinguished rabbis, authors, and preachers of the Italian-Jewish Renaissance. The book Sefer Nefuṣot Yehudah belongs to the very centre of his important homiletic and philosophical oeuvre. Composed in Mantua and published in Venice in 1589, the collection of 52 sermons addresses the subject of the Jewish festivals, focussing on philosophy, mysticism, sciences and rites. This and subsequent volumes will provide a critical edition of the original Hebrew text, accompanied by an English translation.