OTTOLENGHI, MOSES JACOB (1840–1901), Italian Hebrew writer and educator and pupil of Elijah *Benamozegh. He was born in Leghorn and died in Salonika. His works include Degel ha-Torah (an entertainment in seven acts, to be played on commencement day in houses of learning for the sons of Israel) printed in Hebrew and Ladino (Salonika, 1885), and Ẓemaḥ David, a collection of poems (1887). He also translated into Hebrew an Italian Jewish religious catechism, Mishpat le-Ya'akov (1892–95).
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