R. Moshe Yitzchak Ashkenazi (Hoil Moshe)

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Hoil Moshe
Name
R. Moshe Yitzchak Ashkenazi / Tedeschi, Hoil Moshe
ר' משה יצחק אשכנזי / טדסקי, הואיל משה
Dates1821-1898
LocationItaly
WorksCommentaries on all 24 books of Tanakh (links), מוסר המלכים‎, שמחת הרגל
Exegetical Characteristics
Influenced byShadal
Impacted on

Background

Life

  • Name
    • Hebrew name – R. Moshe Yitzchak Ashkenazi (ר' משה יצחק אשכנזי)
    • Italian name – Moisè Tedeschi1
  • Dates – June 6, 18212 – June 17, 1898
  • LocationTrieste, Italy
  • Occupation – R. Moshe Ashkenazi worked as a teacher at the local Talmud Torah.
  • Family – For a full overview of the Hoil Moshe's family, see his autobiography, in שמחת הרגל, pp. 51-53.
  • Teachers – R. Shemuel Chayyim Zalman,3 Shadal
  • Contemporaries
  • Students
  • Time period
  • World outlook

Works

Torah Commentary

Characteristics

  • Topical – Hoil Moshe comments on about a sixth of the verses in the Torah.9 His commentary is selective in what it addresses, and is not a verse by verse commentary.10
  • Genre

Methods

Themes

Textual Issues

The one and only edition of the Hoil Moshe was published by R. Moshe Ashkenazi himself, and can therefore be considered authoritative.

Sources

Significant Influences

  • Earlier Sources
  • Teachers – Shadal11
  • Foils

Occasional Usage

Possible Relationship

Impact

Later exegetes

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