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Benjamin of Tudela / בִּנְיָמִין מִטּוּדֶלָה MP (1130 - 1173)

"בִּנְיָמִין מִטּוּדֶלָה", "Benjamin of Tudela"

Benjamin of Tudela: The Wandering Jew Video Lecture Benjamin of Tudela בִּנְיָמִין מִטּ...


Rabbi Jacob Ha-Levi Moelin (Maharil Segal) MP (c.1365 - 1427)

"Jacob ben Moses Mulin", "Jacob ben Moses Molln", "Jacob ben Moses Moellin", "Maharil", "Mahari Segal", "Mahari Molin", "Jacob ben Moses Moelin", "Jacob ben Moses haLevi Molin"

MOELLIN, JACOB BEN MOSES (c1360 – 1427), usually referred to as Maharil (Morenu ha-Rav Jacob ha-Levi) and also as Mahari Segal and Mahari Molin ), the foremost talmudist of his generation and he...


Yehudah ben Meir haKohen, Hazaken al-Khazari MP (c.930 - d.)

"Sir Leontin", "JUDAH BEN MEÏR HA-KOHEN HAZAḲEN", "Yehuda ben Meir", "Yehuda ha-Kohen", "Judah of Mainz", "Sir Léon", "Sir Léonṭe", "Sire Léonṭin", "Gaon Yehudah ben Meir HaKohen HaZaken", "Sar de Liüntin", "Sar Liüntin"

Radhanites The Radhanites (al-Rādhāniyya) were Jewish [Qaraite and Rabbinic] merchants believed to have originated in the ninth century in the region of Rādhān, a district...


"Isaac the Jew", Charlemagne's Diplomat MP (c.749 - c.836)

""Isaac the Jew" Diplomat of Charlemagne"

In as far back as 797 AD, Charlemagne, the founder of the Carolingian empire who was later crowned Holy Roman Emperor, sent a man named Isaac the Jew to the Baghdad caliph Harun al-Rashid. In 802, Isaa...


Luis de Torres MP (b. - 1493)

Luis de Torres (died 1493), perhaps born as יוסף בן הלוי העברי, Yosef Ben Ha Levy Haivri, ("Jose...


Abraham ibn Ezra MP (1089 - 1164)

Rabbi Abraham Ben Meir Ibn Ezra אברהם אבן עזרא or ראב"ע, ابن ع...


Harry Houdini (Erik Weisz) MP (1874 - 1926)

"Ehrich Weiss", "Harry Weiss", "Erik Weisz", "Harry Houdini"

Harry Houdini (1874 - 1926) , considered one of the greatest illusionists in history, was a Hungarian-born American magician and escapologist, stunt performer, actor, and film producer noted for his se...


Moses Elias Levy MP (1781 - 1854)

Moses Levy's Jewish Utopia in Micanopy, Florida Forward Magazine Moses Levy of Florida : Jewish Utopian and Antebellum Reformer, by C. S. Monaco Moses Elias Levy (1782 Mogador, Morocco - Sept...


Chaim Joseph David Azulai - The Chida - - MP (1724 - 1806)

"חיים יוסף דוד אזולאי"

The Chida, Chaim Joseph David ben Isaac Zerachia Azulai (1724 – 21 March 1807) (Hebrew: חיים יוסף דוד אז...


Isaac Israel Hayes (1832 - 1881)

Isaac Israel Hayes (March 5, 1832 – December 17, 1881) was an Arctic explorer and physician. Hayes was born in Chester County, Pennsylvania. After completing his medical studies at the Unive...


Ilan Ramon MP (1954 - 2003)

STS-107STS-107 Flight Insignia.svgIDF Chief Of Staff Medal of Appreciation.pngSpaceMOH.jpgמדליית הטיסה בח...


Simon van Geldern (1720 - 1774)

Simon von Geldern (1720 - 1774) was a German traveler and author. He was the great-uncle of Heinrich Heine, who describes him in his "Memoirs" as an adventurer and Utopian dreamer. The appellation "O...


Rabbi Yaakov Beirav MP (1474 - 1546)

"Jacob Berab", "Jacob Berav", "Jacob Bei-Rav", "Yacob Berav", "Yacob Bei-Rav"

Jacob Berab , Berav or Bei-Rav, (b. Moqueda, nr. Toledo, Castilian Spain, 1474 - d. Safed, Ottoman sanjak of Safed, April 3, 1546), was an influential rabbi and talmudist best known for his attempt to ...


Meir Amit (1921 - 2009)