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SINIGAGLIA , Italian family originating from *Senigallia, a town in central Italy, on the Adriatic. Among its members may be mentioned: solomon jedidiah, rabbi of Scandiano in 1639. He later moved to Modena. His son abraham vita, rabbi in Modena in the first half of the 18th century, left many works in manuscript including a commonplace book (Ms. Kaufmann nos. 464–66) covering the years 1722–33. His grandson, also called abraham vita, was rabbi in Modena in the 18th and beginning of the 19th centuries. He wrote unpublished novellae on the Mishnah. jacob samson shabbetai (d. 1840) of Ancona was the author of various collections of ritual responsa and novellae on the Talmud: Shabbat shel Mi (Leghorn, 1807) and Mattan ha-Sefer (Leghorn, 1843). solomon jedidiah was rabbi of Modena in the 18th century. Some of his religious poems were published in the Tikkun Ḥaẓot (Leghorn, 1800). His son, moses elijah (1763–1849), also rabbi of Modena, wrote sermons, ritual responses, and novellae. leone (1868–1944), of Turin, a musician, composed a number of works based on Piedmontese folklore.


Mortara, Indice, 62; G. Bedarida, Ebrei d'Italia (1950), 142, 144; Ghirondi-Neppi, 158, 228–30.

[Ariel Toaff]