The book of ten addresses
Menasseh ben Israel, rabbi, scholar, philosopher, diplomat and Hebrew printer, 1604-1657
The life of Menasseh ben Israel
In the midst of history – Menasseh ben Israel’s mission to England
Apology for the honorable nation of the Jews and all the sons of Israel
The Lost tribes of Israel, rediscovered in South America
Light for the Jews
Short demurrer to the Jewes long discontinued remitter into England
A Vindication of the Jews
A loving salutation to the seed of Abraham among the Jewes
Printing and Teaching Judaism
Menasseh ben Israel's Liturgical Bible: Pentateuch, Five Scrolls and the Prophetic Portions (1)
Menasseh ben Israel's Liturgical Bible: Pentateuch, Five Scrolls and the Prophetic Portions (2)
A mystical treatise on the fear of God
Menasseh’s complete Hebrew Bible
A Treasury of [religious] Laws which the people of Israel is obligated to know and keep
Fifty precious sermons by Amsterdam’s senior rabbi
The book of ten addresses
The Sceptre of Judah
"THEOLOGUS ET PHILOSOPHUS HEBRAEUS"
The first part of The Conciliador
The second part of The Conciliator
The third part of The Conciliator
The Final part of The Conciliator
The Latin translation of the Conciliator
Thirty problems concerning Creation
Three books on the resurrection of the dead (1)
Three books on the resurrection of the dead (2)
Three books on the resurrection of the dead (3)
Of the term of life
On the immortality of the soul
Portrait of the Tabernacle of Moses (1)
Portrait of the Tabernacle of Moses (2)
Portrait of the Tabernacle of Moses (3)
Bibliography: Menasseh ben Israel
The ten addresses (Roth Collection 260) is one of the early works of popular Kabbalah and shows its spread among the Sephardi communities.
The ten addresses originated in festival sermons given by Menahem Azariah da Fano (1548–1620), an Italian rabbi, Talmudist, and Kabbalist. His achievement was to make Lurianic Kabbalah accessible to the common people.
Fano’s Kabbalah included the first edition of the commentary Yoel Moshe by Moses ben Solomon ha Levi of Frankfurt. It became accepted among the Ashkenazi Jewish readership.
The printers, Judah Leib ben Mordekhai Gimpel of Posen and Samuel bar Moses ha Levi, were the first Ashkenazi printers in Amsterdam. The former had been compositor at both Menasseh ben Israel’s and Immanuel Benvenisti’s presses, while Moses ha Levi had been Benvenisti’s foreman. So it is hardly surprising that the title page was based on Benvenisti’s gate design. Even that printer’s lion and tower device reappeared.