Rabbi Meshulam "the Great" MP (900 - c.1020)

Referred to as Meshullam the Great of Rome and Lucca at and Meshullam HaGadol / Meshullam the Great /Meshullam ben Kalonymus: Kalonymos or Kalonymus (Hebrew: קלוני...

Shimon HaGadol of Mainz MP (c.925 - 1020)

R' Shimon authored many liturgical compositions that have become part of our Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and yom tov prayers. He also wrote the poem Baruch Hashem Yom Yom which is part of the Shabbat mor...

Rabbeinu Gershom ben Yehudah Me'Or Hagolah MP (c.940 - c.1012)

R. Gershom ben Yehuda was born in Narbonne moved to, and studied/taught, in Metz, then later moved to Mainz at the request of Kalonymos. Gershom ben Judah , (c. 960 -1040? -1028?) best known as Rabbe...

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

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...

Meir ben Shmuel Klonymos of Ramerupt Hayashish MP (1060 - 1135)

Meïr ben Samuel , also known by the Hebrew acronym RaM for Rabbi Meir, was a French rabbi and tosafist, who was born in about 1060 in Ramerupt, and died after 1135. His father was an eminent sch...

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

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...