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Shouldn't the page be renamed to Leon Modena? R. Yehuda Aryeh mi-modena himself wrote that his surname was Modena, not "da Modena," as he was from Venice. In fact, in Italian he signed his name Leone Modena da Venice, despite the fact that in Hebrew he was known as "mi-Modena." —Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.127.116.11 (talk) 15:31, 27 July 2009 (UTC)
I think it was against a book by Uriel da Costa, but it definitely wasn't an answer to himself (like it says now), also, how could it be defending kabbala, if he wrote a book attacking kabbala (ari nohem)?
+-Yes, I agree, this sentence is totally off: "It was published in part together with the Magen wa-Zinnah ("Shield and Buckler") his defense of the Cabala against the attacks of Judah de Modena, by A. Geiger, Breslau, 1856." Magen veTzina was a book defending the kabbala written by Rabbi Yitzchak Isaac Chaver, a 2nd generation student of the Vilna Gaon. 18.104.22.168 (talk) 16:27, 8 August 2014 (UTC)