Samuel Caceres, de

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Samuel (Saul) de Caceres (Carceris, Casseres, Caçeres) studied under the supervision of Haham Samuel Levi Morteira.  He delivered the eulogy at Morteira’s funeral (Bodian, 1999, esp. p. 165). Samuel was a sopher (i.e. a scribe, notary, also someone who tought children the Jewish Bible) who worked for Beth Jacob. He was a librarian of the society Ets Haim (‘Tree of Life’), and edited, revised, and corrected a Spanish translation of the Ferrara Bible (published posthumously in 1661). He married in second wedlock Spinoza’s other sister, Rebecca (NNBW, vol. 6, cols 249–50; Dialogo dos Montes, 1975, p. xviii). A manuscript, Sete derasiot (1644), containing sermons by Morteira in Midrashic (an approach to understanding biblical texts in Judaism) with ink drawings is preserved in: University of California, Los Angeles, UL, Special Collections, Young Research Library, Bound Manuscripts Collection (1977), ms. 170/107. Another text, ‘Dialogo dos Montes’ (1646), known to have been both copied and illustrated by De Caceres, survives in: London, BL, ms. Add 27231. See: Dialogo dos Montes, 1975, pp. xiii and xvii.


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Samuel Levi Morteira