Samuel ibn Seneh Zarza
Samuel ibn Seneh Zarza (Hebrew: שמואל אבן סנה) was a Spanish philosopher who lived at Valencia in the second half of the 14th century. According to Zunz, his surname is derived from the Spanish town Z...
Moses ha-Kohen de Tordesillas
Moses ha-Kohen de Tordesillas (fl. 1370s) (Hebrew: משה הכהן‎) was a Spanish Jewish controversialist of the fourteenth century.An attempt was made to convert him to Christianity by force. Des...
Yom-Tov Lipmann-Muhlhausen
Yom-Tov Lipmann ben Solomon Muhlhausen (Hebrew: יום טוב ליפמן מילהאוזן) (Yom-Tov was his religious given name, Lipmann was his secular given name, one of the traditional Ashkenazic vernacular equivale...
Judah Leon ben Moses Mosconi
Judah Leon ben Moses Mosconi (born 1328) was a Bulgarian scholar and Talmudist born at Ohrid. Owing to the wars which agitated Bulgaria in the 14th century, Mosconi left his native country about 1360....
Hasdai Crescas
Hasdai ben Judah Crescas ([həzˈðaj ˈβeɲ ʒuˈða ˈkɾeskəs]; Hebrew: חסדאי קרשקש‎; b. Barcelona, c.1340; d. Zaragoza, 1410/1411) was a Spanish-Jewish philosopher and a renowned halakhist (teacher of...
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Nathanael ben Nehemiah Caspi
Nathanael ben Nehemiah Caspi was a Provençal scholar. He lived at the end of the fourteenth century and at the beginning of the fifteenth. He was a disciple of Frat Maimon, under whose direction he co...
Alexander Suslin
Alexander Suslin HaKohen, (d.1349) was a prominent 14th century rabbinic authority born in Erfurt, Germany. One of the most important Talmudists of his time. He flourished in the first half of the fo...
Asher ben Jehiel
Asher ben Jehiel- Ashkenazi (Hebrew: אשר בן יחיאל‎, or Asher ben Yechiel, sometimes Asheri) (1250 or 1259 – 1327) was an eminent rabbi and Talmudist best known for his abstract of Talmudic l...
David ben Yom Tov ibn Bilia
David ben Yom Tov ibn Bilia was a Portuguese Jewish philosopher who lived in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries.Ibn Bilia was the author of many works, the greater part of which, no longer in exi...
Abba Mari ben Eligdor
Abba Mari ben Eligdor (also called Sen (or Senior) Astruc de Noves) was a distinguished Talmudist, an eminent philosopher, and an able physicist and astronomer who flourished in the fourteenth century...
Menahem ben Aaron ibn Zerah
Menahem ben Aaron ibn Zerah (died 1385) was a Spanish rabbi and codifier born in Navarre, probably at Estella, in the first third of the 14th century.
Menahem's father Aaron, forced to leave Franc...
Isaiah di Trani the Younger
Isaiah ben Elijah di Trani (the Younger) (Hebrew: ישעיה בן אליהו דטראני) was an Italian Talmudist and commentator who lived in the 13th century and 14th century. He was the grandson, on his mother's s...
Solomon Alami
Solomon Alami was a Portuguese-Jewish ethical writer of the 14th and 15th centuries, contemporary of Simon ben Ẓemaḥ Duran (רשב"ץ). He is known through his ethical treatise Iggeret Musar, (Why Catast...
Isaac Aboab I
Isaac Aboab (fl. end of the 14th century) was a Jewish Talmudic scholar. He was also known by the pen name Menorat ha-Maor or Menoras HaMaor, a work which he authored. He lived in Spain during the 14t...
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Menahem Recanati
Menahem ben Benjamin Recanati (1250-1310) (Hebrew: מנחם בן בנימין ריקנטי‎) was an Italian rabbi who flourished at the close of the thirteenth century and in the early part of the fourteenth....
Gersonides
Levi ben Gershon (1288–1344), better known by his Latinised name as Gersonides or the abbreviation of first letters as RaLBaG, was a philosopher, Talmudist, mathematician and astronomer/astrologer. He...
Yom Tov Asevilli
Yom Tov ben Avraham Asevilli (1250-1330), commonly known by the Hebrew acronym as the Ritva, (Hebrew: ריטב"א‎) was a medieval rabbi and Halakhist famous for his commentary on the Talmud. Th...
Jacob ben Asher
Jacob ben Asher, also known as Ba'al ha-Turim as well as Rabbi Yaakov ben Raash (Rabbeinu Asher), was probably born in the Holy Roman Empire at Cologne about 1269 and probably died at Toledo, then in ...
Nissim of Gerona
Nissim ben Reuven (1320–9th of Shevat, 1376, Hebrew: נסים בן ראובן) of Girona, Catalonia was an influential talmudist and authority on Jewish law. He was one of the last of the great Spanish medieval...
Isaac ben Sheshet
Isaac ben Sheshet Perfet (1326 – 1408) (Hebrew: יצחק בן ששת) was a Spanish Talmudic authority, also known by his acronym, Rivash (ריב"ש). He was born at Valencia and settled early in life at Ba...
Moses de León
Moses de León (c. 1250 – 1305), known in Hebrew as Moshe ben Shem-Tov (משה בן שם-טוב די-ליאון), was a Spanish rabbi and Kabbalist who is thought of as the composer or redactor of the Zohar. It i...
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Isaac Tyrnau
Isaac Tyrnau (יצחק אייזיק מטירנא; also Isaak Tyrnau) was an Austrian (or Hungarian) rabbi, active in the late 14th century; he is most famous for his Sefer haMinhagim (Book of Customs).
Little is ...
Ishtori Haparchi
Ishtori Haparchi (1280-1355) (also Estori Haparchi, Ashtori ha-Parhi) (Hebrew: אשתורי הפרחי‎) is the pen name of the 14th century Jewish physician, topographer, and traveler, Isaac HaKohen Ben...
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Abba Mari
Abba Mari ben Moses ben Joseph, was a Provençal rabbi, born at Lunel, near Montpellier, towards the end of the 13th century. He is also known as Yarhi from his birthplace (Hebrew Yerah, i.e. moon, lun...
Aaron ben Jacob ha-Kohen
Aaron ben Jacob ha-Kohen was a Provençal rabbi, one of a family of scholars living at Narbonne, France (not Lunel, as David Conforte and others say), and who suffered the expulsion of the Jews in 1306...
David Abudirham
David ben Josef ben David Abudirham (fl. 1340) (Hebrew: דוד אבודרהם) or Abu Dirham (commonly misspelled as Abudraham) was a rishon who lived at Seville, Spain, and who was known for his commentary o...
Nethanel ben Isaiah
Nethanel ben Isaiah (14th century) was a Yemenite Jewish rabbi, Biblical commentator and poet of the fourteenth century. He is best known as the author of a homiletic commentary on the Torah entitled...
Profiat Duran
Profiat Duran (c. 1350 – c. 1415) (Hebrew: פרופייט דוראן), full Hebrew name Isaac ben Moses ha-Levi; was a physician, philosopher, grammarian, and controversialist in the 14th century. He was la...
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Isaac ben Samuel of Acre
Isaac ben Samuel of Acre (fl. 13th–14th century) (Hebrew: יצחק בן שמואל דמן עכו, Yitzhak ben Shmuel d'min Akko) was a Jewish kabbalist who fled to Spain.According to Abraham Azulai, Isaac ben Sa...