Yosef HaNagid HaLevi Ibn Nagrela / Al-Nagrila (ben Zakkai)
Hebrew: רבנו יוסף מרומי גאון
|Birthplace:||Granada, Andalucía, España|
|Death:||Died in Granada, Andalucía, España|
Son of Shmuel HaLevi HaNagid, al-Wazīr al-ad̲j̲all al-Zīryūn and אשת שמואל הנגיד
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Buluggin Badis ibn Sayf al-Dawla, son of the Emir of Granada, is poisoned and this is attributed to Yosef ibn Nagrela (in 1064). http://cronologiahistorica.com/index.php/siglo-xi-los-reinos-taifas/611-ano-1063
The last Exilarch of Babylon, Hizkiya Gaon, sent his two (2) sons to live and be raised by Yosef HaNagid in 1040:
1. David IV
2. Yitzhak II
We will add the sons of Hizkiya Gaon as sons of Yosef HaNagid for purposes of building a family tree to illustrate how descendants of Hiskiya become intermarried with the Todros (Provence), ibn Yahya (Palestine Nesi'im), Abulafia, Benveniste and Abravanel families.
The Nagids in al-Andalus
Eleventh-century Spain saw two Jewish notables styled nagid: Samuel Ibn Naghrella(993–1056) and his son Jehoseph Ibn Naghrella, who succeeded him. Both of them served as viziers and military commanders. to the Zīrīd sultan of Granada. Samuel seems to have been awarded the title nagid by Hay Gaon of Pumbedita. After his death, his son Jehoseph was appointed vizier, serving until his assassination in 1066. The ties between the two Andalusian nagids and Daniel ben Azariah, gaon of the Palestinian yeshiva, were so strong that Daniel also granted them honorifics; it may in fact have been Daniel who conferred the title of nagid upon Jehoseph. Although Samuel and Jehoseph were the leading Jews in al-Andalus, the office of raʾīs al-yahūd as seen in Egypt apparently did not exist in Granada.
"In 1066, Jehoseph HaNagid, was assassinated and a riot broke out against the Granadan Jewish community, his widow, Rahel, and his son Abū Naṣr Azariah, who was a child at the time, fled to Lucena and stayed with Ibn Ghiyyāth. Young as he was, Azariah soon distinguished himself as a Hebrew poet. Moses ibn Ezra and Abraham ibn Da’ud concur that Ibn Ghiyyāth had grand plans for Jehoseph’s son, and wanted to set him up as head of the community of Lucena and other Andalusian towns, but his hopes were in vain, for Azariah died at the age of twenty. The inhabitants of Lucena supported Jehoseph’s widow for the rest of her life."
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