Jacob Lagarto

Jacob Lagarto

Jacob Lagarto was a South-American rabbi and Talmudist of the seventeenth century; probably a son of Simon Lagarto of Amsterdam. He went to Brazil when a young man, and about 1680 was the Chacham of the Jews at Tamarica, Brazil. He was the author of a work entitled Ohel Yaakov or Tienda de Jacob.


The Jewish Press, Glimpses Into American Jewish History, December 6, 2006

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