Hanan the Egyptian
Hanan the Egyptian (Hebrew: חנן המצרי‎, translit: Hanan ha-Mitzri) was a respected 2nd-century tannaic sage who first lived at Alexandria. He later moved to the Judaea and was active among t...
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 ...
Aryeh Kaplan
Aryeh Moshe Eliyahu Kaplan (Hebrew: אריה משה אליהו קפלן‎; October 23, 1934 – January 28, 1983) was an American Orthodox rabbi and author known for his intimate knowledge of physics and kabbala...
Amram ben Diwan
Amram ben Diwan (died 1782, Ouazzane, Morocco) was a venerated 18th-century rabbi whose tomb has become the site of an annual pilgrimage.Born in Jerusalem, he soon moved to Hebron in 1743 and was sent...
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Nehemiah Hayyun
Nehemiah Hiyya ben Moses Hayyun (ca. 1650 – ca. 1730) was a Bosnian Kabalist. His parents, of Sephardic descent, lived in Sarajevo, Bosnia (then a part of the Ottoman Empire), where probably he ...
Judah Rosanes
Judah ben Samuel Rosanes (1657-1727) was Rabbi of Constantinople and son-in-law of Abraham Rosanes I. His teachers in Talmud and rabbinics were Samuel ha-Levi and [[Joseph di Trani the second.]]. On a...
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Dianne Cohler-Esses
Dianne Cohler-Esses, who grew up in New York, is the first Syrian-Jewish woman to become a rabbi, and the first Syrian-Jewish non-Orthodox rabbi. She was ordained by the Jewish Theological Seminary in...
Isaac Kovo
Isaac ben Hezekiah Joseph Kovo (1770–1854) was born in Salonica and later settled in Jerusalem, Palestine. In 1848 he succeeded Chaim Abraham Gagin as hacham bashi aged 78. Throughout his career he we...
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Eliezer ben-Arhah
Eliezer ben Isaac ben-Arhah was a rabbi in Hebron from about 1615 until his death in 1652. He also resided for some time in Safed and Gaza. His responsa, containing questions from all over Palestine ...
Shem Tob Gaguine
Shemtob Gaguin(e) (5 September 1884 in Jerusalem – 30 July 1953 in Manchester) was a British Sephardic Rabbi and scion of a famous Moroccan Rabbinical dynasty which emigrated to Palestine from S...
Joseph Athias
Joseph Athias (c. 1635 – May 12, 1700) was a rabbi and publisher of the Hebrew Bible.
Born in Spain, probably in Córdoba, at the beginning of the seventeenth century, he settled in Amsterdam.In 16...
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Samuel Primo
Samuel Primo (b. in Jerusalem circa 1635; d. in Adrianople in 1708), was a prominent Sabbatean sectarian of the 17th century Primo was one of the earliest followers of Sabbatai Zevi, the self-proclaim...
Solomon Almoli
Solomon ben Jacob Almoli was a rabbi, physician and Hebrew author of the sixteenth century; lived in Turkey, probably in Constantinople. As a physician he seems to have enjoyed quite a reputation, but...