Dedication on initial end-paper, dated 1835, by R. Jacob Meir b. Abraham Moses Lehren of Dusseldorf to R. Kopel, rabbi of Worms.
R. Judah Moscato (c.1530–c.1593), one of the most important rabbis, authors, and preachers of the Italian Jewish Renaissance. He was forced to leave his native town Osimo when the Jews were expelled from the main places in the papal states by Pope Pius V in 1569. R. Moscato went to Mantua, at that time one of the great centers of Jewish culture and scholarship in Italy. It seems that not long after his arrival in the city, he became the official preacher of the Mantua community, and in 1587 was nominated to the post of chief rabbi.