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Documents Sefer יRabbi Shem Klingsberg of Zalushitz (1872-1943) was the author of Ohelei Shem and one of the greatest kabbalah scholars of his time. A descendant of the Chassidic dynasties of Zid...

9/15/2007 12/4/2016

Jacob Frank MP (1726 - 1791)

The Zoharist Tzadik or Rebbe. His followers were later called Frankists. 60,000 of his followers became baptised Catholics beginning in 1760. Many others remained unbaptised in the Jewish communities. ...

3/4/2011 6/29/2016

Ma'or Vashemesh MP (1753 - 1825)

Rabbi Kalonymus Kalman Halevi Epstein (born Neustadt, Poland, circa 1753), known as The holy Maor Vashemesh, was a rabbi, preacher, author and kabbalist. The youngest yet most celebrated of the stu...

2/15/2008 9/7/2015

Christian Anton Philipp Knorr von Rosenroth MP (1636 - 1689)

"Rautner", "Peganius."

Knorr von Rosenroth (July 15/16, 1636 – May 4, 1689) was a German Christian Hebraist and Christian Cabalist born at Alt-Raudten, today Stara Rudna in Silesia. After having completed his studies in the ...

2/14/2015 2/14/2015

Moshe ben Jacob Cordovero "RaMaK" MP (1522 - 1570)

"RaMaK", "Moshe ben Jacob Cordovero"

His birthplace is unknown, but the name Cordovero indicates that his family originated in Córdoba, Spain and perhaps fled from there during the expulsion of 1492 during the Spanish Inquisition. His Heb...

2/24/2012 1/16/2015

Moshe Chaim Luzzatto MP (1707 - 1747)

"משה חיים לוצאטו", "RaMCHaL", "RaMHaL", "רמח"ל"

Moshe Chaim Luzzatto ( משה חיים לוצאטו, also Moses Chaim, Moses Hayyim, also Luzzato) (1707, Padua – 16 May 1746, Acre (26 Iyar 5506)), also known by the Hebrew acronym RaMCHaL (or RaMHaL, רמח"ל), was ...

9/27/2011 12/8/2014

Yom Tov Lippman Heller - תוספות יו"ט MP (1579 - 1654)

"Tosfos Yomtov", "תוספות יום טוב", "Tosfos Yom Tov", "תוספות יו"ט", "יומטוב", "יום טוב", "Tosfot Yomtov", "Rabbi YomTov Lipmann Heller", "התוספות יום טוב"

רבי גרשון שאול יום-טוב ליפמן הלוי הלר ולרשטיין (ה'של"ט 1579 - ו' באלול ה'תי"ד 1654) - (מכונה "התוספות יום-טוב") היה מגדולי חכמי אשכנז ופולין ומגדולי פרשני המשנה, בעל פירוש "תוספות יום טוב" על המשנה אשר...

6/20/2007 9/23/2014

Elchanan by legend the Jewish Pope, - MP (950 - 1020)

"Elchanan", "Elchanan ben Shimon HaGadol of Mainz", "by legend Pope Andreas"

Pope Andreas The legend first appears in print in 1602 in the Basle edition of the Yiddish Mayse Bukh. Four earlier Hebrew versions of the legend, written between the early fourteenth and the early six...

12/1/2008 9/17/2014

Mordechai Yosef Leiner MP (1801 - 1854)

"מי השילוח", "Mordechai Yosef Leiner", "Mordechai Yosef Leiner of Izbica", "איזשביצא", "איזביצא", "Izhbitza", "Izbitse", "Ishbitza"

Mordechai Yosef Leiner of Izbica (Yiddish: איזשביצא, איזביצא Izhbitza, Izbitse, Ishbitza) (1801-1854) was a rabbinic Hasidic thinker and founder of the Izhbitza-Radzyn dynasty of Hasidic Judaism. Rab...

7/9/2007 9/15/2014

Seckel Löb Mattes Wormser MP (1768 - 1847)

"Baal Shem of Michelstadt & Jizchak Arie"

Seckel Löb Mattes, as he was originally called, was born in Michelstadt about 1768. At the age of 16, he studied at the Yeshivah in Frankfurt. After 6 years he returned to Michelstadt, where he led a m...

1/18/2010 9/7/2013

Yisrael Abuchatzira, Baba Sali MP (1889 - 1984)

"באבא סאלי‎"

Rabbi Yisrael Abuhatzeira , ישראל אבוחצירא , known as the Baba Sali (Arabic: بابا صلى‎, Hebrew: באבא סאלי‎, lit. "Praying Father") (1890–1984) was a leading Moroccan Sephardic rabbi and kabbalist who w...

4/23/2008 8/28/2013

The Rebbe was sixth-generation descendant of both the Ba'al Shem Tov and the Zlotichver Maggid. He traced his lineage to Rashi, Maharal, Rema, and the "Sheloh" (R. Isaiah HaLevi Horowitz 1565-1630) ...

2/5/2009 8/27/2013

Shabbtai Zvi MP (1626 - 1676)

"Shabbetai Tzvi", "Sabbatai Ẓevi", "Shabbetai Ẓevi", "Sabbata", "AMIRAH", "False messiah- Shabtai Zvi / שבתי צבי משיח שקר / شبتاي تسفي كاذبة المسيح", "Shabetai Zvi", "Shabtai Tzvi", "Sabbatai Zevi", "שַׁבְּתַאי צְבִי", "Sabbatai "

Sabbatai Zevi (שַׁבְּתַאי צְבִי Shabbetai Tzvi, other spellings include Sabbatai Ẓevi, Shabbetai Ẓevi, Sabbatai Sevi, and Sabetay Sevi in Turkish) (August 1, 1626 – c. September 17, 1676 was a Sephardi...

2/13/2011 6/20/2013

Eleazer Ben Shimon MP (deceased)

Eleazer ben Shimon Jewish Encyclopedia

4/25/2013 4/25/2013

Shimon Bar Yochai, Rashbi - MP (80 - 160)

"Simeon bar Yochai", "רבן שמעון בר יוחאי", "Rabban Shimon bar Yochai", "Rashbi"

Simeon bar Yochai ,  also known by his acronym Rashbi, was a famous 1st-century Tannaic (Mishnaic, ed.) sage in ancient Israel, active after the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 CE. He was one of...

4/25/2013 4/25/2013

Rabbi Amram Blau MP (1894 - 1974)

"עמרם בלויא", "Amrom Bloy", "רבי עמרם בלוי"

‏Rabbi Amram Blau (1894–1974) הרב עמרם בלוי was a Haredi rabbi from the Hungarian community of Jerusalem misunderstood by most. He was one of the founders of the Neturei Karta. Many religious fanatics ...

10/27/2009 4/21/2013

R' Yechiel Michel, The Maggid of Zlochov MP (b. - 1838)

"R' Yechiel Michel - The Zlotschover Maggid", "Yechiel Michel", "Maggid of Zlotchow", "The Zlotshiver Maggid", "Rabbi Yekhiel Michel Rabinowitz of Zlotshev", "Reb Mich'l Zlotchover", "Yechiel Michl", "Rabbi Yehiel Mechil of Drohobic", "Rabbi Yechiel Michel יחיאל מיכל מ..."

The Zlotchover maggid was the scion of an illustrious family of rabbis and kabbalists from Galicia who lived and operated in the town of Brody and its environs; the maggid’s great-grandfather was R. Mo...

9/23/2007 4/20/2013

Isaac Aboab da Fonseca MP (1605 - 1693)

"Isaac Aboab da Fonseca"

The life and works of Chacham Isack Aboab da Fonseca . Isaac Aboab da Fonseca (or Isaak Aboab Foonseca) (February 1, 1605 – April 4, 1693) was a rabbi, scholar, kabbalist and writer. In 1656, he wa...

9/12/2012 4/5/2013

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

Sefer Toldot Yaakov Yosef by Yaakov Yosef ben Zevi ha-Kohen Katz of Polonoye No single work has surpassed in importance its first published book, Sefer Toldot Yaakov Yosef, printed in Korets more...

12/21/2008 3/12/2013

Chaim Yehuda Leib Auerbach MP (1886 - 1954)

Chaim Yehuda Leib Auerbach Interactive uerbach Rabbinical Family Relationship Chart Chaim Yehuda Leib Auerbach (1883 – 26 September 1954) was a Haredi rabbi and roshei yeshiva of Shaar Hashamayim Yes...

3/17/2009 3/11/2013

Moses ben Menahem Graf, M'Prague MP (1650 - c.1710)

"ויקהל משה", "Moses Praeger", "Moshe ben Menachem Graf", "Moshe Praeger"

R. Moses b. Menahem Graf (also known as Moses Praeger; (1650–1700/1710), kabbalist born in Prague. After the conflagration in the Prague ghetto (1689), Moses moved to Nikolsburg (Mikulov), where he stu...

2/24/2013 2/24/2013

R' Alexander Ziskind z"l ("Yesod Ve'shoresh Ha'avodah") Hebrew Books Alexander Ziskind ben Moses, of Grodno, d.1793., זיסקינד, אלכסנדר ‪A Tale of Love and Darkness‬ By Amos Oz Page 83

2/27/2009 2/24/2013

Natan Neta Shapira III [Krakow] MP (c.1585 - 1633)

"Natan Neta (Nata)", "Megaleh Amukot Nathan Nata Spira", "Author Megale Amukot", "מחבר מגלה עמוקות", "Baal Megale Amukot בעל מגלה עמוקות", "Natan Note ben Shelomoh", "Natan Note Spira", "Natan Nata Shapira", "Nuson", "Nuta lll Shapiro", "Natan Shapiro", "Natan N", "Megaleh Amu..."

Spira, Natan Note ben Shelomoh , (1585–1633), rabbi, preacher, and kabbalist. Natan Note Spira (also Natan Nata Shapira) was born to a rabbinical family and was named after his grandfather, a rabbi in ...

4/29/2007 1/1/2013

Rabbi Jonathan Eybeszyc MP (1690 - 1764)

"Yonasan", "Eibeschütz", "Eibeschitz", "Eybeschuetz"

Here is a scholarly online edition of his tombstone inscription with commentary and photographs: The Rabbi Yonatan Eybeshutz family website יארצייט: כ"א אלול ה'תקכ"ד 5524 - 18 Sept 1764 Rabbi J...

4/29/2007 1/1/2013

Alexander Altmann MP (1906 - 1987)

Alexander Altmann (April 16, 1906 – June 6, 1987) was an Orthodox Jewish scholar and rabbi born in Kassa, Austria-Hungary, today Košice, Slovakia. He emigrated to England in 1938 and later settled in t...

9/13/2007 12/31/2012

Rabbi Shimshon, Magid of Ostrolopoli MP (c.1600 - 1648)

"אוסטרופולער", "אוסטרופולה", "רבי שמשון מאוסטרופול", "Rabbi Shimshon Samson ben Pesach Ostropoli", "Isaac Goudchaux Spire"

Rabbi Samson ben Pesach Ostropoli - רבי שמשון מ'אוסטרופולי הי"ד - Hershale from ostropoli - Discussion Samson ben Pesah Ostropoli (died July 15, 1648), was a Polish rabbi from Ostropol who was martyred...

9/25/2007 12/17/2012

Rabbi Baruch Ashkenazi, Admor of Medzhibozh MP (1753 - 1811)

"רבי ברוך אשכנזי Reb Boruch'l HaKadosh", "Besh't grandson; Baruch of Medzeboz", "Rebbe Baruch Medzeboz", "BARUCH ME MAZIBIZ"

Boruch of Medzhybizh (1753-1811), was a grandson of the Baal Shem Tov. Reb Boruch (known in his childhood as Reb Boruch'l, a Yiddish diminutive, and subsequently as Reb Boruch'l HaKadosh) was the first...

6/3/2007 11/18/2012

Rabbi Yosef ben Ephraim Karo MP (1488 - 1575)

"Joseph", "Josef", "Caro", "ha-Mechaber (Hebrew: "The Author")", "Maran (Aramaic: "Our Master")", "מחבר"

Joseph ben Ephraim Karo , also spelled Yosef Caro, or Qaro, (Toledo, 1488 – Safed, 1575) was author of the last great codification of Jewish law, the Shulchan Aruch, which is still authoritative for al...

6/23/2008 11/12/2012

Rabbi Moshe Teitelbaum - Sziget-Ujhely MP (1759 - 1841)

"רבי משה (ישמח משה זי"ע) טייטלבוים - רב דעיירת אוהעל הונגריה", "ישמח משה" משה טיטלבוים", "The Yismach Moshe", "רבי משה טייטלבוים- Yismach Moshe", "Moshe Teitelbaum - Sziget-Ujhely", "Moshe Teitelbaum - Maramarossziget/ Satoraljaujhely", "Yismach Moshe", "ר' משה טי"

Grandfather of SCS Moshe Teitelbaum (1759-1841) (Hebrew: משה טייטלבוים), also known as the Yismach Moshe, was the Rebbe of Sziget-Ujhely, (Maramarossziget / Satoraljaujhely) in Hungary. According to Lö...

3/9/2007 11/11/2012

Admor Chaim Halberstam, [Divrei Chaim, of Sanz] MP (1793 - 1876)

"Divrei Chaim", "Rebbe of Sanz", "דברי חיים", "האדמו"ר מצאנז", "הרה"ק מצאנז זי"ע", "Sanz"

Wikipedia: Chaim Halberstam and חיים הלברשטאם .* Halberstam Dynasty chart .* Jewish Dynasties .* Hebrew Article in Dor-Dea about Rabbi Chaim.

7/10/2007 11/11/2012

RASHI רש״י MP (1040 - 1105)

"Rashi", "רש"י", "Rashi of Troyes", "Rachi", "רבי שלמה יצחקי"

Rashi was the outstanding Biblical commentator of the Middle Ages. He was born in Troyes, France, and lived from 1040 to 1105. He is considered the "father" of all commentaries that followed on the Tal...

6/27/2007 11/11/2012

"Baal Shem Tov'' הבעש״ט MP (1698 - 1760)

"Baal Shem Tov", "Besht", "בעש"ט", "בעל שם טוב", "BeSh"T", "The Baal Shem /Tov/", "The Baal Shem-Tov"

Rabbi Yisroel (Israel) ben Eliezer (רבי ישראל בן אליעזר) (August 27, 1698 (18 Elul) – May 22, 1760), also called Israel Baal Shem Tov or Besht , was a Jewish mystical rabbi considered to be the founder...

4/15/2007 11/11/2012

Rabbi Yehudah HeChassid MP (1150 - 1217)

"Yehuda Hehasid Kalonymus", "Yehuda HaChassid Halevi Kalonymus"

Judah ben Samuel of Regensburg :"Sefer Hachasidim," the Book of the Pious, is undoubtedly a most valuable contribution to Jewish religious literature of all times. It was not only the most popular and ...

5/8/2008 11/11/2012

Menachem Mendel Schneerson [7th ADMOR of CHABAD] The Lubavitcher Rebbe MP (1902 - 1994)

"The Lubavitcher", "Lubavitcher Rebbe", "The Rebbe", "Our Rebbe"

[Wikipedia]Menachem Mendel Schneerson (April 5, 1902 OS – June 12, 1994 NS, known as The Rebbe, was a prominent Hasidic rabbi who was the seventh and last Rebbe (spiritual leader) of the Chabad Lubavit...

6/7/2007 11/11/2012

Admor Menachem Mendel Mendel Schneerson, Tzemach Tzedek - 3rd ADMOR of CHABAD] MP (1789 - 1866)

"of Shklov", "צמח צדק", "Tzemach Tzedek", "3rd Admor of Chabad Lubavitch", ""צמח צדק"", ""Zemach Zedek"", ""Цемах-Цедек"", "Tzemach / Tzedak", "Tzemach Tzedek-3rd Admor of Chabad"

Menachem Mendel Schneersohn (1789-09-09 - 1866-03-17 OS) also known as the Tzemach Tzedek was an Orthodox rabbi and the third Rebbe (spiritual leader) of the Chabad Lubavitch chasidic movement.Biograph...

6/7/2007 11/11/2012

Pierre de Nostredame MP (1430 - 1484)

Grandfather of Nostradamus . Guy Gassonet, had converted to Catholicism around 1455, taking the Christian name "Pierre" and the surname "Nostredame" (the latter apparently from the saint's day on whi...

11/10/2010 11/11/2012

Admor Shneur Zalman of Liadi Boruchovitch MP (1745 - 1812)

"Baal HaTanya", "Alter Rebbe", "Rabbeinu HaZaken", "Rabbeinu HaGadol", "RaZaSh", "the GRaZ.", "האדמו"ר הזקן"

Shneur Zalman of Liadi (Hebrew: שניאור זלמן מליאדי‎) (September 4, 1745 – December 15, 1812 O.S.), was an Orthodox Rabbi, and the founder and first Rebbe of Chabad, a branch of Hasidic Judaism, then ba...

1/21/2007 11/11/2012

Meir Abraham ben Todros HaLevi Abulafia, RaMaH MP (c.1170 - c.1244)

"Ramah", "הרמ"ה", "RaMaH", "Yad Rama"

Abulafia (Arabic: أبو العافية‎, Abou l-Afiyya or Abu l-Afia, Hebrew: אבולעפיה, Abulafia) is a surname whose etymological origin is Arabic. The romanized version of the surname is most commonly Abulaf...

6/18/2012 11/11/2012

Admor Yehuda Leib HaLevi Ashlag MP (1884 - 1954)

"Baal Ha-Sulam", "Yehuda Leib Ashlag", "רַבּי יְהוּדָה לֵיבּ הַלֵּוִי אַשְׁלַג‎", "Yehuda Arye Leib Ashlag"

Rabbi Yehuda Ashlag (1885—1954) or Yehuda Leib Ha-Levi Ashlag, רַבִּי יְהוּדָה לֵיבּ הַלֵּוִי אַשְׁלַג‎ was also known as the Baal Ha-Sulam בַּעַל הַסּוּלָם‎, "Author of the Ladder" in reference to his...

6/5/2009 11/11/2012

Eleazar ben Yehudah of Worms (Rokeach) MP (c.1170 - c.1236)

"Eleazar Rokeach", "Eleazar haHazzan of Erfurt"

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...

11/3/2009 11/10/2012

Rabbi Rabbi Avraham Yitzchak Hcohen Harav Kook MP (1865 - 1935)

"Rav Kook", "הרב אברהם יצחק הכהן קוק", "HaRaAYaH", "HaRav. Rav Kook"

Abraham Isaac Kook Wikipedia Rav Kook Website Rav Kook Torah Biography onYouTube Video   The Vegetarian Teachings of Rav Kook Abraham Isaac Kook (1865–1935) was the first Ashkenazi chief ra...

10/22/2007 11/10/2012

Rabbi Nachman Mi'Breslev MP (1772 - 1810)

"Rabbi Nachman of Breslev", "Nachman M'Uman", "Nachman of Bratslav", "Reb Nachman Breslover", "רב נחמן ברעסלאווער", "Nachman from Uman", "Nachman Braslaver", "Breslover Rebbe", "Nachman of Breslav", "בעל ליקוטי מוהר"ן"

! Breslever Rebbe / Na Nach Nachma Nachman M'Uman Nachman of Breslov נחמן מברסלב‎, also known as Reb Nachman of Bratslav, Reb Nachman Breslover רב נחמן ברעסלאווער, Nachman from Uman (April 4, 177...

6/3/2007 11/10/2012

R' Levi Yitzchak of Berdichev MP (1740 - 1809)

"The Berdichever Rebbe", "Levi Yitzchok of Berditchev (Derbarimdiker)", "Rabbi Levi Yitzchak of Berditzhov", "Rabi Levi Itzchak of Baditchev Derbaremdiker", "R' Laivy Yitzchok M'Barditshev", "Kedushas Levi"

Levi Yitzchok of Berditchev (1740–1809), also known as the Berdichever, was a Hasidic leader. He was the rabbi of Ryczywół, Żelechów, Pinsk and Berdychiv, for which he is best known. He was one of the ...

7/5/2007 11/10/2012

Eliyahu, "Gaon of Vilna" - הגר״א, הגאון מוילנה MP (1720 - 1797)

"Hagaon MiVilna", "HaGra", "Rabbi Eliyahu the Gaon o", "Gaon of Vilna", "רבי אליהו בן שלמה זלמן", "גאון רבינו אליהו", "הגר"א", "הגאון מוילנא", "Eliyahu Kremer", "The Vilna Gaon", "Rabeinu Hachosid Rabon Shel Kol Bnei Hagolah", "Eliyahu Zalman Kremer - The VILNA GAON", "Ha'Gra", "..."

The Vilna Gaon had no surname, nor did his ancestors, brothers, sons. It was certainly NOT KREMER. That was used only by his great-great grandfather Moshe Kremer as a discription of his occupation, mea...

4/10/2007 11/10/2012

Yehuda ben Betzalel Loew [MaHaRaL of Prague] MP (aft.1512 - 1609)

"Maharal of Prague", "Judah Loew ben Bezalel", "המהר"ל מפראג", "רבי יהודה לאו המהר"ל מפראג"

Talmudist, Kabbalist, chief rabbi of Prague. Popularly known as the "MaHaRaL", the abbreviation of "Moreinu Harav Rabbi Loew" ("Our teacher Rabbi Loew"). The Maharal of Prague was a towering giant in...

2/20/2007 11/10/2012

Yeshaya HaLevi Horowitz, HaShala HaKadosh MP (c.1565 - 1630)

"The Holy ShaLaH", "של"ה הקדוש", "Shelah Ha-Kadosh", "R' Yeshaya Halevi (The Sh'lah HaKadosh)", "Isaiah", "Shelah ha-Kadosh"

Wikipedia : Isaiah Horowitz and ישעיה הלוי הורוביץ Holy Shlah and Horowitz Beginnings Jewish Dynasties

4/30/2007 11/10/2012

Adin Steinsaltz Even Yisrael MP

Jerusalem, Yerushalayim, Israel

Adin Steinsaltz,1988, Time magazine praised him as a " once-in-a-millennium scholar ," is a noted rabbi , scholar, philosopher, social critic and author world wide whose background also includes extens...

2/22/2008 11/10/2012

Rabbi Yitzhak Luria, Ha'Ari HaKadosh MP (1534 - 1572)

"יִצְחַק לוּרְיָא", "Yitzchak Luria", ""HaAri"", "Yitzhak Ben Shlomo Ashkenazi", "Arizal", "The Lion", "HaAri HaKadosh"

I saac Luria (1534 – July 25, 1572) (Hebrew: Yitzhak Lurya יִצְחַק לוּרְיָא ), also called Yitzhak Ben Shlomo Ashkenazi and known as "The Ari", "Ari-Hakadosh", or "Arizal," meaning "The Lion," was a fo...

6/23/2008 11/10/2012