Sanguinetti, Azariah Ḥayyim

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SANGUINETTI, AZARIAH ḤAYYIM (early 19th century), Italian preacher. A pupil of *Ishmael b. Abraham ha-Kohen, rabbi of Modena, Sanguinetti was the author of a book of homilies, Olah Ḥadashah (Leghorn, 1838). The sermons, which make use of talmudic and midrashic sources, rely especially on the Commentaries of Naḥmanides. Influenced by kabbalistic literature, Sanguinetti frequently quoted from the Zohar and used kabbalistic terms and symbols. Additional material was appended to the work in the supplement, "Evrei Olah," which deals mainly with halakhah. The introduction to the book indicates that Sanguinetti succeeded his teacher as rabbi of Modena.