R' Menachem Raphael Cohen-Rapa

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R' Menachem Raphael Cohen-Rapa

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Son of Rabbi Moshe HaCohen Rappa, of Porto
Father of R' Meshulam Kozi Rapa Katz and Shlomo Kohen Rapa
Brother of Rabbi Yekutiel HaKohen Rapa

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About R' Menachem Raphael Cohen-Rapa

about his son Zalman: He is profiled in History of the Jews in the Duchy of Mantua by Shlomo Simonsohn,Tel-Aviv University (Kiryat Sepher, Ltd.), 1977 Jerusalem: "Cohen-Rapa, Solomon called Zalman son of Menahem Rafael, rabbi in Mantua and Venice in the sixteenth century. He was a relative of Rabbi Meir Katzenellenbogen and was one of the rabbis of the Ashkenazi Yeshiva of Mantua. Cohen-Rapa belonged to the Tamari faction in the Tamari-Venturozzo divorce scandal. Some of his responsa and correspondence have been preserved in manuscript. He died during the plague of 1575-76, and Rabbi Samuel Judah Katzenellenbogen euologized him (in "Shneim Asar Derashoth", no. 11).,