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Yom Tov Lippman Heller MP (1579 - 1654)

The Feast and the Fast (1984) - The incredible story of the Tosfos Yom Tov, Rabbi Lipman Heller by Dr. Neil Rosenstein co-authored with Rabbi Chaim Uri Lipschitz. Amazon.com Yom-Tov Lipmann ben Nathan ...

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Elchanan by legend the Jewish Pope, - MP (950 - 1020)

Pope Andreas The legend first appears in print in 1602 in the Basle edition of the Yiddish Mayse Bukh. Four earlier Hebrew versions of the legend, written between the early fourteenth and the early six...

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Grand Rabbi Mordechai Yosef Leiner of Izhbitza Author of Mei HaShiloach MP (1801 - 1854)

Mordechai Yosef Leiner of Izbica (Yiddish: איזשביצא, איזביצא Izhbitza, Izbitse, Ishbitza) (1801-...

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Seckel Löb Mattes Wormser (1768 - 1847)

Seckel Löb Mattes, as he was originally called, was born in Michelstadt about 1768. At the age of 16, he studied at the Yeshivah in Frankfurt. After 6 years he returned to Michelstadt, where he ...

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Baba Sali MP (1889 - 1984)

Rabbi Yisrael Abuhatzeira ישראל אבוחצירא‎ known as the Baba Sali بابا ...

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Baruch Pinchas Admur Skolye Rabinowitz MP (1874 - 1920)

The Rebbe was sixth-generation descendant of both the Ba'al Shem Tov and the Zlotichver Maggid. He traced his lineage to Rashi, Maharal, Rema, and the "Sheloh" (R. Isaiah HaLevi Horowitz 1565-1630) ...

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Shabbtai Zvi MP (1626 - 1676)

Sabbatai Zevi (שַׁבְּתַאי צְבִי Shabbetai Tzvi, other spellings include Sabbatai Ẓevi, Sh...

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Eleazer Ben Shimon MP (deceased)

Eleazer ben Shimon Jewish Encyclopedia

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Shimon Bar Yochai, Rashbi - MP (80 - 160)

Simeon bar Yochai ,  also known by his acronym Rashbi, was a famous 1st-century Tannaic (Mishnaic, ed.) sage in ancient Israel, active after the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 CE. He was...

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Rabbi Amram Blau - MP (1894 - 1974)

‏Rabbi Amram Blau (1894–1974) הרב עמרם בלוי was a Haredi rabbi from the Hungarian community of Jerusalem misun...

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R' Yechiel Michel The Maggid of Zlochov MP (1721 - 1786)

The Zlotchover maggid was the scion of an illustrious family of rabbis and kabbalists from Galicia who lived and operated in the town of Brody and its environs; the maggid’s great-grandfather wa...

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Isaac Aboab da Fonseca MP (1605 - 1693)

The life and works of Chacham Isack Aboab da Fonseca . Isaac Aboab da Fonseca (or Isaak Aboab Foonseca) (February 1, 1605 – April 4, 1693) was a rabbi, scholar, kabbalist and writer. In 1656...

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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...

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Rav Yaakov Yosef Hacohen of Polonnoye Yosef "Ha-Toldos M'Polnoah" MP (1710 - 1784)

Sefer Toldot Yaakov Yosef by Yaakov Yosef ben Zevi ha-Kohen Katz of Polonoye No single work has surpassed in importance its first published book, Sefer Toldot Yaakov Yosef, printed in Korets more...

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R' Chaim Yehuda Leib Auerbach MP (1883 - 1954)

Chaim Yehuda Leib Auerbach Interactive uerbach Rabbinical Family Relationship Chart Chaim Yehuda Leib Auerbach (1883 – 26 September 1954) was a Haredi rabbi and roshei yeshiva of Shaar Hashama...

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Moses ben Menahem Graf, M'Prague MP (1650 - c.1710)

R. Moses b. Menahem Graf (also known as Moses Praeger; (1650–1700/1710), kabbalist born in Prague. After the conflagration in the Prague ghetto (1689), Moses moved to Nikolsburg (Mikulov), where...

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Rabbi Alexander Ziskind (of Grodno) MP (b. - 1793)

R' Alexander Ziskind z"l ("Yesod Ve'shoresh Ha'avodah") Hebrew Books Alexander Ziskind ben Moses, of Grodno, d.1793., זיסקינד, אלכ...

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Natan Neta Shapiro [Krakow] MP (1585 - 1633)

Spira, Natan Note ben Shelomoh , (1585–1633), rabbi, preacher, and kabbalist. Natan Note Spira (also Natan Nata Shapira) was born to a rabbinical family and was named after his grandfather, a ra...

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Rabbi Jonathan Eybeszyc MP (1696 - 1764)

The Rabbi Yonatan Eybeshutz family website יארצייט: כ"א אלול ה'תקכ"ד 5524 -...

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Alexander Altmann MP (1906 - 1987)

Alexander Altmann (April 16, 1906 – June 6, 1987) was an Orthodox Jewish scholar and rabbi born in Kassa, Austria-Hungary, today Košice, Slovakia. He emigrated to England in 1938 and late...

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Rabbi Samson ben Pesach Ostropoli - (c.1600 - 1648)

Rabbi Samson ben Pesach Ostropoli - רבי שמשון מ'אוסטרופולי ה&...

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Rabbi Baruch (Boruch'l) Ashkenazi [of Medzhibozh] MP (1753 - 1811)

Boruch of Medzhybizh (1753-1811), was a grandson of the Baal Shem Tov. Reb Boruch (known in his childhood as Reb Boruch'l, a Yiddish diminutive, and subsequently as Reb Boruch'l HaKadosh) was the first...

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Rabbi Yoseph Karo - רבי יוסף קארו MP (1488 - 1575)

Joseph ben Ephraim Karo , also spelled Yosef Caro, or Qaro, (Toledo, 1488 – Safed, 1575) was author of the last great codification of Jewish law, the Shulchan Aruch, which is still authoritative...

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Rabbi Moshe Teitelbaum - Sziget-Ujhely MP (1759 - 1841)

Grandfather of SCS * Jewish Dynasties Moshe Teitelbaum (1759-1841) (Hebrew: משה טייטלבוים), also known as the Yismach...

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the Divrei Chaim [Halberstam] ADMOR of Sanz הדברי חיים MP (1793 - 1876)

Wikipedia: Chaim Halberstam and חיים הלברשטאם .* Halberstam Dynasty chart .* Jewish Dynasties .* Hebrew Article in Do...

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Rashi רש״י MP (1040 - 1105)

Rashi was the outstanding Biblical commentator of the Middle Ages. He was born in Troyes, France, and lived from 1040 to 1105. He is considered the "father" of all commentaries that followed on the Tal...

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Rabbi Yisrael "Baal Shem Tov'' הבעש״ט MP (c.1698 - 1760)

Rabbi Yisroel (Israel) ben Eliezer (רבי ישראל בן אליעזר) (August 27, 1698 (18 Elul) ...

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Rabbi Yehudah HeChassid (1150 - 1217)

Judah ben Samuel of Regensburg :"Sefer Hachasidim," the Book of the Pious, is undoubtedly a most valuable contribution to Jewish religious literature of all times. It was not only the most popular and ...

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Menachem Mendel Schneerson [7th ADMOR of CHABAD] The Lubavitcher Rebbe MP (1902 - 1994)

[Wikipedia]Menachem Mendel Schneerson (April 5, 1902 OS – June 12, 1994 NS, known as The Rebbe, was a prominent Hasidic rabbi who was the seventh and last Rebbe (spiritual leader) of the Chabad ...

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Admor Hatzemach Tzedek MP (1789 - 1866)

Menachem Mendel Schneersohn (1789-09-09 - 1866-03-17 OS) also known as the Tzemach Tzedek was an Orthodox rabbi and the third Rebbe (spiritual leader) of the Chabad Lubavitch chasidic movement.Biograph...

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Pierre de Nostredame (deceased)

Grandfather of Nostradamus . Guy Gassonet, had converted to Catholicism around 1455, taking the Christian name "Pierre" and the surname "Nostredame" (the latter apparently from the saint's day on whi...

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Admor Shneur Zalman of Liadi Boruchovitch MP (1745 - 1812)

Shneur Zalman of Liadi (Hebrew: שניאור זלמן מליאדי‎) (September 4, 1745 – D...

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Meir Abraham ben Todros HaLevi Abulafia, RaMaH MP (c.1170 - c.1244)

Abulafia (Arabic: أبو العافية‎, Abou l-Afiyya or Abu l-Afia, Hebrew: אבולעפי...

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Admor Yehuda Leib HaLevi Ashlag MP (1884 - 1954)

Rabbi Yehuda Ashlag (1885—1954) or Yehuda Leib Ha-Levi Ashlag, רַבִּי יְהוּדָה לֵ&...

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Eleazar ben Yehudah of Worms (Rokeach) (c.1170 - c.1236)

Eleazar's mystical works are: (1) "Yir'at El," still extant in manuscript in the Vatican Library, containing mystical commentaries on Psalm lxvii., on the Menorah, and on Sefirat ha-'Omer. (2) "Sef...

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Harav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook MP (1865 - 1935)

Abraham Isaac Kook Wikipedia Rav Kook Website Rav Kook Torah Biography onYouTube Video   The Vegetarian Teachings of Rav Kook Abraham Isaac Kook (1865–1935) was the first Ashk...

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Rabbi Nachman Mi'Breslev MP (1772 - 1810)

Official Information Site of Rebbe Na Nach Nachma Nachman Muman Nachman of Breslov נחמן מברסלב‎, also known as Reb Nachm...

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Rabbi Levi Yitzchok of Berditchev MP (1740 - 1810)

Levi Yitzchok of Berditchev (1740–1809), also known as the Berdichever, was a Hasidic leader. He was the rabbi of Ryczywół, Żelechów, Pinsk and Berdychiv, for which h...

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Rabbi Eliyahu the Gaon of Vilna MP (1720 - 1797)

Elijah ben Shlomo Zalman, the Vilna Gaon , ‫ר' אליהו בן שלמה זלמן - Gra "Gaon Rabb...

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Yehuda ben Betzalel Loew [Maharal of Prague] המהר״ל מפראג MP (1512 - 1609)

Talmudist, Kabbalist, chief rabbi of Prague. Popularly known as the "MaHaRaL", the abbreviation of "Moreinu Harav Rabbi Loew" ("Our teacher Rabbi Loew"). The Maharal of Prague was a towering giant in...

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Gaon Yeshaya Horowitz MP (1565 - 1630)

Wikipedia : Isaiah Horowitz and ישעיה הלוי הורוביץ * Holy Shlah and Horowitz Beginnings *...

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Adin Steinsaltz Even Yisrael MP

Jerusalem, Yerushalayim, Israel

Adin Steinsaltz,1988, Time magazine praised him as a " once-in-a-millennium scholar ," is a noted rabbi , scholar, philosopher, social critic and author world wide whose background also includes extens...

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Yitzhak Luria HaAR"I Hkadosh - MP (1534 - 1572)

I saac Luria (1534 – July 25, 1572) (Hebrew: Yitzhak Lurya יִצְחַק לוּרְיָא ), also calle...

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