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61. "Nonpossonotoccar,ne maneggiarcosa di peso, ne instrumentid'arti... 7),p. 57. 62. Al fin del che gettanodel vino per terra,per segno d'allegrezza,et alcuniusano dir qualchecanto,o verso augurandosipurfelicitA,e buonasortequellasettimana.. " (ibid. 25],p. 63). 63. " (ibid. 4],pp. 85-86). 64. See, for example,Jefim Schirmann,"Hat-te'atron we-ham-musiqabi-sh'khunothayyehudimbe-'Italya"["Theaterand Music in JewishCommunitiesin Italy"],Zion 29 (1964): 61-111 (reprintedin theauthor'scollectedwritings,Mehqarimu-massot["Studiesin theHistory of HebrewPoetryandDrama"],2 vols.

271-286, esp. 273-276; andat length,MosheIdel,"DifferingConceptionsof Kabbalahin the EarlySeventeenthCentury,"in JewishThoughtin theSeventeenthCentury,ed. :HarvardUniversityPress, 1987), pp. 137-200. 140. The two were connected;indeed, afterturningto Kabbalah,Hamits(d. ca. 1676), Modena'serstwhilepupil, publishedalong with Zaccuto(d. 1697) an expandededition of the Zohar hadash, with glosses on the Zohar (entitledDerekh emet, 1658). On Modena's controversywithHamitsovertherelationbetweenKabbalahandphilosophy,see Idel,"Differing Conceptionsof Kabbalah," p.

On the talmudicprohibitionof repetition,cf. t-'~ for its implicationof reprehensible '~a'nTr). "'n•b two gods. 47n-m 138. t tv I. ri" ;n n n3 •n=x nx. oa "i*5 n u-tshuvot,p. 176). OFRABBILEONMODENA MUSICIN THELIFEANDTHOUGHT 43 As a point of departureModenaappearsto distinguishbetweentwo or morestatementsin singlevoices, whichone mightcall horizontalrepeats,and one statementin each, leadingto whatone mightcall verticalrepeats(better The composersof artmusicreiteratewordshorizontally,or "simultaneities").

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