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Benjamin of Tudela / בִּנְיָמִין מִטּוּדֶלָה MP (1130 - 1173)

"בִּנְיָמִין מִטּוּדֶלָה", "Benjamin of Tudela"

Benjamin of Tudela: The Wandering Jew Video Lecture Benjamin of Tudela בִּנְיָמִין מִטּוּדֶלָה, بنيامين التطيلي‎;‎ (Tudela, Kingdom of Navarre, 1130 – Castile, 1173) was a medieval Jewish traveler ...

1/28/2015 1/28/2015

Moses Elias Levy MP (1781 - 1854)

Moses Levy's Jewish Utopia in Micanopy, Florida Forward Magazine Moses Levy of Florida : Jewish Utopian and Antebellum Reformer, by C. S. Monaco Moses Elias Levy (1782 Mogador, Morocco - Sept...

11/16/2010 12/9/2014

Meir Amit MP (1921 - 2009)


6/2/2007 5/11/2014

Abraham ibn Ezra MP (1089 - 1164)

Rabbi Abraham Ben Meir Ibn Ezra אברהם אבן עזרא or ראב"ע, ابن عزرا; Abenezra (1089–1164) was born at Tudela, Navarre in 1089, and died c. 1167, apparently in Calahorra. He was one of the most distingu...

10/31/2011 4/3/2013

Rabbi Jacob Ha-Levi Moelin (Maharil Segal) MP (c.1365 - 1427)

"Jacob ben Moses Mulin", "Jacob ben Moses Molln", "Jacob ben Moses Moellin", "Maharil", "Mahari Segal", "Mahari Molin", "Jacob ben Moses Moelin", "Jacob ben Moses haLevi Molin"

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 head of t...

3/19/2013 3/19/2013

Rabbi Yaakov Beirav MP (1474 - 1546)

"Jacob Berab", "Jacob Berav", "Jacob Bei-Rav", "Yacob Berav", "Yacob Bei-Rav"

Jacob Berab , Berav or Bei-Rav, (b. Moqueda, nr. Toledo, Castilian Spain, 1474 - d. Safed, Ottoman sanjak of Safed, April 3, 1546), was an influential rabbi and talmudist best known for his attempt to ...

8/4/2007 3/14/2013

Isaac Israel Hayes MP (1832 - 1881)

Isaac Israel Hayes (March 5, 1832 – December 17, 1881) was an Arctic explorer and physician. Hayes was born in Chester County, Pennsylvania. After completing his medical studies at the University o...

10/23/2009 12/8/2012

"Isaac the Jew", Charlemagne's Diplomat MP (c.749 - c.836)

""Isaac the Jew" Diplomat of Charlemagne"

In 797 AD, Charlemagne, the founder of the Carolingian empire (later crowned Holy Roman Emperor), sent a man named 'Isaac the Jew' to the Baghdad caliph Harun al-Rashid. In 802, Isaac returned to Charl...

11/18/2011 12/8/2012

Simon van Geldern MP (1720 - 1774)

Simon von Geldern (1720 - 1774) was a German traveler and author. He was the great-uncle of Heinrich Heine, who describes him in his "Memoirs" as an adventurer and Utopian dreamer. The appellation "O...

1/23/2008 12/8/2012

Luis de Torres MP (b. - 1493)

Luis de Torres (died 1493), perhaps born as יוסף בן הלוי העברי, Yosef Ben Ha Levy Haivri, ("Joseph the Son of Levy the Hebrew") was Christopher Columbus's interpreter on his first voyage and the first ...

11/14/2011 12/8/2012

Harry Houdini (Erik Weisz) MP (1874 - 1926)

"Ehrich Weiss", "Harry Weiss", "Erik Weisz", "Harry Houdini"

Harry Houdini (1874 - 1926) , considered one of the greatest illusionists in history, was a Hungarian-born American magician and escapologist, stunt performer, actor, and film producer noted for his se...

12/2/2008 12/8/2012

Yehudah ben Meir haKohen, Hazaken al-Khazari MP (c.930 - d.)

"Sir Leontin", "JUDAH BEN MEÏR HA-KOHEN HAZAḲEN", "Yehuda ben Meir", "Yehuda ha-Kohen", "Judah of Mainz", "Sir Léon", "Sir Léonṭe", "Sire Léonṭin", "Gaon Yehudah ben Meir HaKohen HaZaken", "Sar de Liüntin", "Sar Liüntin"

Radhanites The Radhanites (al-Rādhāniyya) were Jewish [Qaraite and Rabbinic] merchants believed to have originated in the ninth century in the region of Rādhān, a district in southern Iraq. Their tra...

12/29/2011 12/8/2012

Chaim Joseph David Azulai - The Chida - - MP (1724 - 1806)

"חיים יוסף דוד אזולאי", "Haim Yosef David Azulay", "Haim Yosef David Azulai", "Hida", "HIDA"

The Chida, Chaim Joseph David ben Isaac Zerachia Azulai (1724 – 21 March 1807) (Hebrew: חיים יוסף דוד אזולאי), commonly known as the Chida (by the acronym of his name, חיד"א), was a rabbinical scholar ...

7/6/2009 12/8/2012

Ilan Ramon MP (1954 - 2003)

STS-107STS-107 Flight Insignia.svgIDF Chief Of Staff Medal of Appreciation.pngSpaceMOH.jpgמדליית הטיסה בחלל של נאס"אPostscript-viewer-shaded.png ערכים מורחבים – STS-107, אסון הקולומביהSTS-107^ ^ Ilan R...

1/16/2009 12/8/2012