StorageSiteUCL Special Collections
Reference Number MS MOCATTA/68
TitleTratado de la Verdad de la Lei de Mose
Date17th century
DescriptionManuscript of Saul Levi Mortera's apologetic work 'Tratado de la Verdad de la Lei de Moiss'.
Extent1 volume containing 230 folios
AdminHistoryBorn Venice, c1596, of Portuguese descent; elected Haham of the Sephardic congregation Bet Ya'akov in Amsterdam, 1616; founder of the congregational school, Keter Torah, in the highest class of which he taught Talmud and Jewish philosophy; his pupils included Baruch Spinoza and Moses Zacuto; he was a member of the religious court which pronounced the decree of excommunication against Spinoza, 1656. Works include: 'Giv'at Sha'ul', a collection of sermons (1645); 'Tratado da verdade da lei de Moiss' (1659, translated into Hebrew by Isaac Gomez de Gosa as 'Torat Mosheh'); died Amsterdam, 1660.
CustodialHistoryFrom the De Sola collection. Formerly held with other Jewish collections in the Mocatta Library of University College London.
AcquisitionTransferred from the Mocatta Library (subsequently the Jewish Studies Library) of University College London.
AccessConditionsThe papers are available subject to the usual conditions of access to Archives and Manuscripts material, after the completion of a Reader's Undertaking.
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