Amos Luzzatto

Italian writer

Amos Luzzatto (3 June 1928 – 9 September 2020) was an Italian-Jewish writer and essayist. He was one of the most important representatives of Jewish Italian culture in the 20th century.[1] He was teaching at the Rabbinical College in Padua and was an Italian representative of the "Wissenschaft des Judentums". He was born in Rome.

From June 1998 to February 2006, he was the President of the Union of Italian Jewish Communities.[2][3]

Luzzatto died on 9 September 2020 in Venice, Italy at the age of 92.[4]


  1. Samuel David Luzzatto (1800–65) was an Italian historian, theologian, and biblical exegete, known, after the initial letters of his Hebrew name, as Shadal. Shadal was one of the pioneers of the Judische Wissenschaft movement, contributing many studies in Jewish history to learned periodicals and producing a critical edition of the Italian Prayer Book [1][permanent dead link]
  2. Jason Horowitz (19 January 2005). "130 Jewish leaders thank John Paul II". The New York Times. Retrieved 10 October 2013.
  3. "Zaia ringrazia e saluta Amos Luzzatto, "Prezioso testimone di cultura antirazzista"" (in Italian). Government of Veneto. 11 March 2013. Retrieved 10 October 2013.
  4. Morto Amos Luzzatto, ex presidente della Comunità ebraica italiana (in Italian)