Elhanan ben Isaac Jaffe, of Dampierre

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Elhanan ben Isaac Jaffe, of Dampierre

Hebrew: אלחנן בן יצחק יפה, of Dampierre
Birthplace: Dampierre, France
Death: circa 1184 (10-27)
Dampierre, France (Martyred)
Immediate Family:

Son of HaRav Yitzhak Ben Shmuel Jaffe, haR"I, the Elder of Dampierre and Elvina wife Shmuel bar Natrony
Husband of Shonlin Jaffe
Father of Rabbi Samuel Marx HaLevi Jaffe, of Dampierre
Brother of Shmuel Jaffe de Dampierre
Half brother of Comitessa de Vitry and Rav Mordechai, of Koina

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About Elhanan ben Isaac Jaffe, of Dampierre

Rabbi Elhanan ben Isaac Jaffe of Dampierre (Hebrew: רבי אלחנן בן יצחק; d. 1184) also known as Rabbeinu Elhanan was an 12th-century French Tosafist and the son Isaac ben Samuel. He is mostly known for his numerous commentaries on the Talmudic tractates, Avodah Zarah and Yoma among other notable commentaries. He is also the founder of the Jaffe family. Born in Dampierre, France, his father was the head of the Dampierre Yeshiva. Rabbi Elhanan had several illustrious pupils, such as Judah ben Isaac Messer Leon. His tosafot are numerous and were often quoted by contemporary scholars, and are mentioned in "Minḥat Yehudah", "Shibbole ha-Leḳeṭ" and Rambam's "Sefer Hafla'ah". He is also credited for two works of his own: "Tiḳḳun Tefillin" - a treatise on Tefillin, and several piyyutim related to passover. Rabbi Elhanan was martyred in 1184.

About אלחנן בן יצחק יפה, of Dampierre (עברית)

חיבר קבצי תוספות המכונים תוספות רבנו אלחנן

אביו העריכו עד מאוד, ואף נתן לו לענות תשובות לשאלות שנשלחו אליו

נרצח בחיי אביו

He composed additions that are called the additions of Rabbeinu Elchanan

His father appreciated him very much, and even gave him answers to questions that were sent to him

Killed in his father's life