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Abū ʾl-Faraj Furqān "Yeshua" ben Yehudah ibn Asad (Qara'im) MP (c.995 - c.1070)

Jeshua ben Judah (also known as Abū ʾl-Faraj Furqān ibn Asad) was one of the most renowned Karaite scholars in eleventh-century Jerusalem. An outstanding Karaite philosopher and Bi...

David ben Zakkai II/III MP (b. - c.1216)

David ben Zakkay II David ben Zakkay II (d. ca 1216) may have been the full name of a member of the Babylonian exilarch family named David who resided in Mosul at the end of the twelfth and beginning...

David ben Hayy "Hiyya" ben Yehudah Hayy ibn Yahya, HaNasi MP (1067 - 1113)

According to Pinsker (sec. 1, p. 5), this Da'ud ibn Yaḥyā is one and the same as our decendant of Yehuda, as reasonably deduced from the facts that Yaḥyā is the usual Arabic...

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...

Hananya ben Yehudah (bar Pinchas), haSofer of Pumbeditha MP (c.885 - 917)

Hizkiya "Zuṭṭa" ben Yehudah, Exilarch #30,33 & 35, Final Gaon of Pumbeditha MP (c.940 - c.1001)

Machir ben Yehudah of Narbonne MP (c.937 - d.)

Machir, born and educated in Narbonne, moved to Metz around 960 due to expulsions and trials in Narbonne of that period. According to some historians, Makhir was the author of Alef Bet de-Rabbi Makhi...

Sa'adya ben Yehudah MP (deceased)

Saʿadya ben Judah Saʿadya ben Judah, the scion of a family of physicians and heads of the Jewish community of Egypt, was a son of the nagid Judah ben Saʿadya. Since Judah died w...

Shmuel ben Yehudah MP (c.1085 - d.)

Yitzhak ben Yehudah HaKohen al-Awānī, Gaon of Yeshiva Geʾon Yaʿaqov MP (c.1133 - c.1197)

Isaac ha-Kohen ibn al-Awānī was gaon of the main Babylonian yeshiva in Baghdad (following the decline of the yeshivot in Pumbedita and Sura). Bibliography Ben-Jacob, Abraham. Yehude B...

Abraham ben David (ben Yehudah) (deceased)

Abraham ben Yehudah (1130 - 1209)

Abraham ben Yehudah "Cavalier" (de la Cavallleria) (c.1130 - d.)

Aharon Ben-Yehudah (deceased)

Batya Ben Yehudah (Picker) (deceased)

Dūnash ben Yehudah (deceased)

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...

Hodaiah ben Josiah (ben Yehudah) (deceased)

Jona ben Yehudah Leib (deceased)

Kalonymus VI "the Elder" ben Yehudah (Kalonymus) (c.1176 - c.1238)

Machir Todros ben Yehudah Zakai (c.799 - d.)

Duke of Narbonne and Count of Autun.

Rav Moshe Saltman (deceased)

Nathan Kalonymus ben Machir Todros (ben Yehudah Zakai) (c.830 - d.)

Nechemiah ben Machir Todros (ben Yehudah Zakkai) (deceased)

Obediah ben Yehudah (ben Shlomo) (deceased)

Pinhas ben Josiah (ben Yehudah) (deceased)

Sam Zalmon Schaeffer (Ephraim ben Yehudah Leib) (1891 - 1980)

Shlomo ben Yehudah (deceased)

Tzedakah ben Obediah (ben Yehudah) (deceased)

wife Isaac Ben Yehudah (1148 - d.)

Yachir ben Machir Todros (ben Yehudah Zakai) (deceased)

Yededia ben Josiah (ben Yehudah) (deceased)

Yehoshua ben Yehudah (ben Natronai) (deceased)

Yehudah ben Yitshak Ibn Ghayyāth HaLevi (ben Yehudah Ibn Ghayyāth HaLevi) (deceased)

Abu Zakariya "Yehudah" Ibn Ghiyyāth (Ibn Ghayyāth) Judah Ibn Ghiyyāth, the son of Isaac Ibn Ghiyyāth, the famed maestro of Lucena, lived at the beginning of the twelfth ce...

Yekhuthi'el "Kalonymus" ben David (ben Yehudah) (c.810 - d.)

Yitzhak ben Yehudah Ibn Ghayyāth HaLevi (c.1038 - c.1089)

Yitzhak ben Yehudah Ibn Ghiyyāth (Ibn Ghayyāth) Despite some discrepancies regarding his date of birth, it appears that Isaac ben Judah ibn Ghiyyāth was born in 1038 to a Jewish ...

Yosef ben Yehudah (ben Yitzhak) (c.1280 - d.)

Abarbanel – undated handwritten manuscript from the collection of the late Rabbi Shmuel Gorr, held by Chaim Freedman. Reference was made to “Elef Margaliot” 1993, Meir Wunder.