Isaac Nieto


Isaac Nieto

Isaac Nieto (1702-1774) (Hebrew: יצחק ניטו) was Haham of the Portuguese congregation Sha'are Shamaim, Bevis Marks, London, and the son of David Nieto. He was officially appointed as "ḥakam ha-shalem" in 1733, but gave up the post in 1741 and went abroad. He returned in 1747 and took up the profession of notary.

In 1749 Nieto became Gibraltar's first Rabbi when he travelled to Gibraltar from London and established the Shaar Hashamayim congregation, the oldest synagogue in Gibraltar, otherwise known as the "Great Synagogue".

In 1751 the congregation requested him to accept the post of ab bet din, his colleagues being Isaac de Valle and Jacob Coronel. A few years afterward a violent dispute arose with regard to the titles of the members of the bet din and as to the relation of the members to one another. Nieto wrote a letter of resignation March 17, 1757, and on July 14 following he was prohibited from exercising the functions of assessor. He died in London in 1774.

Nieto preached on February 6, 1756, the day of fast and penitence ordered by the king, a "Sermon Moral," published in Spanish and English in London, 1756. Better known is his translation of the prayer-book in two volumes: "Orden de las Oraciones de Ros Ashanah y Kipur" (London, 1740) and "Orden de las Oraciones Cotidianas, Ros Hodes Hanuca y Purim" (ib. 1771). This translation was the basis of all subsequent translations (e.g., those of Pinto and of A. and D. da Sola).

Jewish Encyclopedia bibliography

*Moses Gaster, "History of Bevis Marks", pp. 129 et seq.


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • NIETO, ISAAC — (1687–1773), English rabbi. Born in Leghorn, Nieto was taken to London when his father david nieto became haham in 1701. He was appointed to succeed him in 1732, after an interregnum of four years. Nieto seems to have had a difficult character… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Isaac de Sequeira Samuda — or Isaac de Sequeyra Samuda (died March 1743?) was a British physician. He was the first member of the Samuda family to settle in Britain.He was the first Jew to be elected a Fellow of the Royal Society (in 1727). In 1728 he gave an oration at… …   Wikipedia

  • Isaac Bashevis Singer — (polaco) nació en Leoncin (algunas fuentes dicen Radzymin), Polonia, en esa época parte del Imperio Ruso, y murió el 24 de julio de 1991 en Miami, Florida. Ganó el Premio Nobel de Literatura en 1978. Singer daba como su fecha de nacimiento el 14… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Isaac Albéniz — Para la película de Luis César Amadori sobre el músico, véase Albéniz (película). Isaac Manuel Francisco Albéniz …   Wikipedia Español

  • Isaac Bashevis Singer — Para otros usos de este término, véase Singer. Isaac Bashevis Singer Isaac Bashevis Singer en …   Wikipedia Español

  • David Nieto — Rabbi David Nieto Grave of David Nieto David Nieto (1 …   Wikipedia

  • David Nieto — nach einem Gemälde von David Estevens Grab von David Nieto …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • DA COSTA, ISAAC — (1721–1783), merchant and shipping agent of colonial Charleston, South Carolina. Da Costa was born in London, scion of an eminent Anglo Jewish family   of Spanish Portuguese origin. He received religious training from isaac nieto , haham of the… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Enrique Peña Nieto — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Enrique Peña Nieto Gobernador del Estado de México Actualmente en el cargo Desde el 16 de septiembre de 2005 …   Wikipedia Español

  • Chief Rabbi — Chief Rabbinate redirects here. See also Chief Rabbinate of Israel. Chief Rabbi is a title given in several countries to the recognized religious leader of that country s Jewish community, or to a rabbinic leader appointed by the local secular… …   Wikipedia


We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.