Maimonides
Mosheh ben Maimon (Hebrew: משה בן-מימון‎), or Mūsā ibn Maymūn (Arabic: موسى بن ميمون‎), acronymed RaMBaM (Hebrew: רמב"ם‎ – for "Rabbeinu Mosheh Ben Maimon", "Our Rabbi/Teacher Mo...
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Hasdai ibn Shaprut
Hasdai (Abu Yusuf ben Yitzhak ben Ezra) ibn Shaprut (Hebrew: חסדאי אבן שפרוט‎) born about 915 at Jaén; died about 970 at Córdoba in Spain, was a Jewish scholar, physician, diplomat, and patron o...
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Abraham ben Isaac of Granada
Abraham ben Isaac of Granada also Abraham Merimon was a Kabbalist of the thirteenth century.
Abraham wrote:
Joseph ibn Abitur
Joseph ibn Abitur was a Spanish rabbi of around the 10th century. He was a student of Moses ben Hanoch. Abitur was from a very prestigious Spanish family from the city of Mérida. His great great grand...
Maimonides' Rule
Maimonides' Rule is named after the 12th century rabbinic scholar Maimonides, who identified a correlation between class size and students' achievements. Today this rule is widely used in educational ...
Hiyya al-Daudi
Hiyya al-Daudi (born in Babylonia, died Kingdom of Castile, 1154) (in Hebrew: חייא אלדאודי) was a Jewish prominent rabbi, composer and poet of Andalusia.Hiyya al-Daudi was the son of David, son of Hez...
Abraham ibn Ezra
Rabbi Abraham Ben Meir Ibn Ezra (Hebrew: אברהם אבן עזרא or ראב"ע, Arabic ابن عزرا; also known as Abenezra) (1089–1164) was born at Tudela, Navarre (now in Spain) in 1089, and died c. 1167, apparently ...
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Jacob ibn Jau
Jacob ibn Jau (Hebrew Ya'akov ben Gau; Arab. Yakub ibn Jau) was a Jewish silk-manufacturer at Cordova, occupying a high position at the court of the Umayyad Caliph Hisham II. He died about 1000. Amado...
Judah Halevi
Judah Halevi (also Yehuda Halevi or ha-Levi; Hebrew: יהודה הלוי; Arabic: يهوذا اللاوي; c. 1075 – 1141) was a Spanish Jewish physician, poet and philosopher. He was born in Spain, either in Toledo or T...
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Petrus Alphonsi
Petrus Alphonsi (also known as Peter Alfonsi; born Moses Sephardi) was a Jewish Spanish physician, writer, astronomer, and polemicist, who converted to Christianity.Born at an unknown date in the 11th...
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Isaac ben Ezra
Isaac ben Ezra (full name: Abu Hasdai Yitzhak ben Ezra ibn Shaprut; also known as Isaac ibn Shaprut was a rabbi active in Jaén during the early tenth century CE. Rabbi Isaac was a very wealthy man and...
Bodo (bishop)
Bodo (c. 814– 876) was the palace deacon to Frankish Emperor Louis the Pious (814 to 840). In early 838, Bodo intended to make a pilgrimage to Rome but instead converted to Judaism. His conversion was...
Mishneh Torah
The Mishneh Torah (Hebrew: מִשְׁנֵה תּוֹרָה‎, "Repetition of the Torah"), subtitled Sefer Yad HaHazaka (ספר יד החזקה "Book of the Strong Hand"), is a code of Jewish religious law (Halakha) autho...
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Bahya ibn Paquda
Bahya ben Joseph ibn Paquda (also: Pakuda, Bakuda, Hebrew: בחיי אבן פקודה, Arabic: بهية بن باكودا‎) was a Jewish philosopher and rabbi who lived at Zaragoza, Spain, in the first half of the ...
Abraham ibn Daud
Abraham ibn Daud (Hebrew: אברהם אבן דאוד; Arabic: ابراهيم بن داود) was a Spanish-Jewish astronomer, historian, and philosopher; born at Cordoba, Spain about 1110; died in Toledo, Spain, according to c...
Oath of Maimonides
The Oath of Maimonides is a traditional oath for physicians attributed to Maimonides. It is not to be confused with the more lengthy Prayer of Maimonides. It is often used as an alternative to the Hip...
Samuel ibn Naghrillah
Samuel ibn Naghrillah (Hebrew: שמואל הלוי בן יוסף הנגיד‎, Sh'muel HaLevi ben Yosef HaNagid; Arabic: أبو إسحاق إسماعيل بن النغريلة‎ Abu Iṣḥāq Ismā‘īl bin an-Naghrīlah), also known a...
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Jonah ibn Janah
Jonah ibn Janah, also known as Abu al-Walīd Marwān ibn Janāh, (c. 990 – c. 1050), was a Hebrew grammarian and lexicographer of the Middle Ages.
He was born in Córdoba, Spain, and studied in Lucena...
Isaac ibn Ghiyyat
Isaac ben Judah ibn Ghiyyat (or Ghayyat) (Hebrew: יצחק בן יהודה אבן גיאת‎, Arabic: ﺇﺑﻦ ﻏﻴﺎث‎ ibn Ghayyath) (1038–1089) was a Spanish rabbi, Biblical commentator, philosopher, and l...
Jewish principles of faith
Practitioners of Judaism share some principles, but there is no established formulation of principles of faith that are recognized by all observant Jews. The various "principles of faith" that have be...
Joseph ibn Tzaddik
Rabbi Joseph ben Jacob ibn Tzaddik (?-1149) was a Spanish rabbi, poet, and philosopher. A Talmudist of high repute, he was appointed in 1138 dayyan at Cordova, which office he held conjointly with Ma...
Judah ben David Hayyuj
Judah ben David Hayyuj (Arabic: أبو زكريا يحيى بن داؤد حيوج Abu Zakariyya Yahya ibn Dawūd Hayyūj) was a Moroccan Jewish linguist. He is regarded as the father of scientific grammar of Hebrew language....
History of the Jews in Egypt
The historic core of the indigenous community consisted mainly of Arabic-speaking Rabbanites and Karaites. After their expulsion from Spain, more Sephardi and Karaite Jews began to emigrate to Egypt a...
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Abu Ibrahim ibn Barun
Rabbi Yishaq ben Barun ben Yosef Benveniste (Hebrew: יצחק בן ברון בן יוסף בנבנשת‎), also known by his Arabic name Abū Ibrahīm Iṣḥāq ibn Barūn (died 1128 in Málaga) was an 11th-century Spanish gr...
Moses ibn Ezra
Rabbi Moses ben Jacob ibn Ezra, known as Ha-Sallaḥ ("writer of penitential prayers") (Arabic: أبو هارون موسى بن يعقوب ابن عزرا‎, Abu Harun Musa bin Ya'acub ibn Ezra, Hebrew: משה בן יעקב ...
Solomon ibn Gabirol
Solomon ibn Gabirol (Hebrew: שלמה בן יהודה אבן גבירול‎, Shelomo ben Yehuda ibn Gabirol; Arabic: أبوأيوب سليمان بن يحيى بن جبيرول‎, Abu Ayyūb Suleiman ibn Yahya ibn Jabirūl), also k...
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Moses Hamon
Moses Hamon (Granada, c. 1490 – 1567) (Amon) was the son of Joseph Hamon, born in Spain. Going with his father to Constantinople, he became physician to Sultan Sulaiman I. This "famous prince an...