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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Nahmanides
Nahmanides [Nah-man-nid-ez] (רבי משה בן נחמן), also known as Rabbi Moses ben Naḥman Girondi, Bonastruc ça (de) Porta and by his acronym Ramban (1194 – 1270), was a leading medieval Jewish scholar, Cat...
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Judah ben Joseph ibn Bulat
Judah ben Joseph ibn Bulat was a Spanish Talmudist and rabbi; born at the end of the 15th century in Estella, Navarre; died probably in Istanbul about 1550. He was the author of Kelal Ḳaẓer mi-Kol ha-...
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...
Levi Najara
Levi Najara was a Spanish rabbi who emigrated in 1492 to Palestine, probably to Safed. He was the father of Moses Najara I.
 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the ...
Rambam Square
The Rambam Square Towers are a complex of two residential skyscrapers in the Israeli city of Beersheba. Rambam Square 1 was completed in 2001, and is 100 meters high, with 26 floors. It was the talles...
Joseph Saragossi
Joseph Saragossi, (Hebrew: יוסף סרגוסי‎) (b. 1460 - d. 1507) was a Spanish-born rabbi and kabbalist of the 15th and 16th centuries. He is credited with developing Safed into an important Jew...
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Judah ben Asher
Judah ben Asher (June 30, 1270 – July 4, 1349) was a German Talmudist and later rabbi of Toledo, Spain, son ofRabbenu Asher and brother of Jacob ben Asher ("Ba'al ha-Ṭurim"). These dates are deduced f...
Aharon HaLevi
Aharon ben Joseph HaLevi (Hebrew: אהרון הלוי‎‎; 1235 – c. 1290), known by his Hebrew acronym Ra'aH (רא"ה), was a medieval rabbi, Talmudic scholar and Halakhist.Aaron ha-Levi was ...
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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...
Jacob ben Reuben (rabbi)
Jacob ben Reuben was a Spanish rabbi and polemicist of the twelfth century. In response to attacks by the convert Petrus Alphonsi, he wrote the Sefer Milhamot Adonai ("Book of the Wars of the Lord"). ...
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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Abraham bar Hiyya
Abraham bar Ḥiyya ha-Nasi (1070 Barcelona, Catalonia – 1136 or 1145 Narbonne, France) was a Jewish mathematician, astronomer and philosopher, also known as Savasorda (from the Arabic صاحب الشرطة...
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Todros ben Joseph Abulafia
Todros ben Joseph Abulafia (1225 – c. 1285) (Hebrew: טודרוס בן יוסף אבולעפא‎) was a nephew of Meir Abulafia and Chief Rabbi of Castile. He is the author of Otzar HaKavod, a mystical commenta...
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 ...
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 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 ...
Hayyim ben Abraham Uziel
Hayyim ben Abraham Uziel (Hebrew: חיים בן אברהם עזיאל) was a Sephardic Jew scholar and author who flourished in the latter half of the 16th century in the Ottoman Empire. He wrote Meḳor Ḥayyim (3 vols...
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...
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...
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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Joseph ibn Shem-Tov
Joseph ben Shem-Tov ibn Shem-Tov (died 1480) was a prolific Judæo-Spanish writer born in Castile. He lived in various cities of Spain: Medina del Campo de Leon (1441); Alcalá de Henares (1451); and S...
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 ...
Moses ben Hanoch
Moses ben Hanoch or Moses ben Enoch (in Hebrew language, Moshe ben Hanoch) was a medieval rabbi who inadvertently became the preeminent Talmudic scholar of Spain. He died about 965.Moses was one of th...
Moshe Chalava
Rabbi Moshe Chalava (Hebrew: רב משה חלאווה‎), was a prominent 14th century Rabbi. He is also known as Maharam Chalava (Hebrew: מהרם חלאווה‎)).
Rabbi Moshe Chalava was born cir...
Shem Tov ben Abraham ibn Gaon
Shem Tov ben Abraham ibn Gaon (1283-ca. 1330) (Hebrew: שם טוב בן אברהם אבן גאון) was a Spanish Talmudist and kabbalist.
Shem-Ṭob was born at Soria, Spain. From his genealogy given in the preface ...
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...
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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Solomon ben Reuben Bonfed
Solomon ben Reuben Bonfed (late 14th-century-early 15th century) was a Spanish rabbi and poet who lived in Zaragoza.His diwan, still extant in manuscript (Adolf Neubauer, "Cat. Bodl. Hebr. MSS." No. 1...