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  • Jean-Marie Lustiger, cardinal (1926 - 2007)
    Wikipedia French Wikipedia English Cardinal Lustiger The Economist Aaron Jean-Marie Lustiger (17 September 1926 – 5 August 2007) was a French cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. He wa...
  • Claude Miller (1942 - 2012)
    "'Claude Miller"' French film director, producer and screenwriter. A hommage from the director and scriptwriter Bernard Stora Claude, A friendship is interesting. Can we say how it starts? Can we s...
  • Levi ben Gerson Gersonides (1288 - 1344)
    רלב"ג Levi ben Gershon , better known by his Latinised name as Gersonides or the abbreviation of first letters as RaLBaG (1288–1344), philosopher, Talmudist, mathemat...
  • Yehudai 'Habibai' ben Natronai, Exilarch of Pumbeditha & Carcassonne (c.683 - c.770)
    Yehudai left Pumbeditha during a contentious period and sought to enjoy his last days in the comforts of a burgeoning community in Southern France - Carcassonne. Yehudai was elected leader of the Jew...
  • Natronai Ibn Habibai, Exilarch of Pumbeditha & Almeria (c.699 - c.773)
    Naṭronay bar Ḥabibai, whose patronymic is also recorded as Zabinai/Zavinay in some texts of the Epistle (Heb. Iggeret) of Sherira Gaon, was Exilarch in Babylonia from 771 to 773. He was n...

French Jewish intellectual and cultural life flourished through the ages, producing some of the most famous Jewish Rabbis, Philosophers, Artists, Mathematicians, and Scientists.

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