David Pardo (Dutch rabbi, born at Salonica)
|Rabbi David Pardo|
March 15, 1657|
Beth Haim Cemetery,|
Ouderkerk aan de Amstel,
Sarah Pardo (married Joseph Salom)
David ben Joseph Pardo (c. 1591 – 1657) was a Dutch rabbi and hakham. He was born at Salonica to Rabbi Joseph and Reina in the second half of the sixteenth century. He went with his father to Amsterdam, where he became hakham of the Bet Yisrael congregation (founded 1618). This congregation was consolidated in 1639 with the other two congregations in Amsterdam, and Pardo was appointed hakham together with Isaac Aboab da Fonseca, Menasseh Ben Israel, and Saul Levi Morteira. He was also a trustee of the Jewish cemetery and hazzan of the Bikkur Holim organization. In 1625 he founded the Honen Dallim benevolent society.
On September 16, 1619, he married Rachel Sanchez (born 1595 at Moura, Portugal). They had three children: Joseph (c. 1624 – 1677), Josiah (1626-1684), and Sarah. Josiah Pardo served as a Rabbi in Curaçao and in Port Royal, Jamaica and was one of the first Rabbis in the New World.
- "The Pardo (Prado) Family". 1999. Retrieved Jun 19, 2014.
- One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Singer, Isidore; et al., eds. (1901–1906). "David ben Joseph Pardo". Jewish Encyclopedia. New York: Funk & Wagnalls Company. Retrieved Dec 11, 2013.
Jewish Encyclopedia Bibliography:
- Singer, Isidore; et al., eds. (1901–1906). "FORMON, ẒADDIḲ BEN JOSEPH". Jewish Encyclopedia. New York: Funk & Wagnalls Company. Retrieved Dec 11, 2013.
- "M. Nosonovsky. New Findings at the Old Jewish Cemetery of Hunts Bay, Jamaica, pp. 116-117". 2010.
- Hebrew inscription on his gravestone .