Umberto Moshe David Cassuto (1883 - 1951) MP

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Birthplace: Florence, Province of Florence, Tuscany, Italy
Death: Died in Jerusalem, Israel
Occupation: Professore di storia, studi biblici e lingue semitiche all'Università di Firenze e poi di Roma; accademico dei Lincei; autore del libro "Storia degli ebrei a Firenze nel Rinascimento"
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About Umberto Moshe David Cassuto

Umberto Cassuto, also known as Moshe David Cassuto (1883–1951), was a rabbi and Biblical scholar born in Florence, Italy.

He studied there at the university and the Collegio Rabbinico. After getting a degree and Semicha, he taught in both institutions. From 1914 to 1925, he was chief rabbi of Florence. In 1925 he became professor of Hebrew and literature in the University of Florence and then took the chair of Hebrew language at the University of Rome La Sapienza. When the 1938 anti-Semitic laws forced him from this position, he moved to the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Umberto's son Nathan was also a rabbi in Florence. He went into hiding during World War II, was betrayed and perished in the Nazi death camps. Nathan's wife and children were saved and emigrated to Israel. One child, the architect David Cassuto (born 1938), played a key role in rebuilding the Jewish quarter in the old city of Jerusalem. In the 1990s he was for some years deputy mayor of Jerusalem.




Notizie inserite da Andrea Cassigoli:

Esegeta biblico, Segretario e poi Rabbino di Firenze, Docente Universitario a Firenze, Roma Gerusalemme

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Umberto Cassuto's Timeline

September 16, 1883
Florence, Province of Florence, Tuscany, Italy
September 23, 1908
Age 25
Florence, Province of Florence, Tuscany, Italy
October 11, 1909
Age 26
Florence, Province of Florence, Tuscany, Italy
Age 25
December 23, 1911
Age 28
January 17, 1914
Age 30
December 18, 1951
Age 68
Jerusalem, Israel