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Rabbi Samuel Zalman Shapira, [1st Shapira - of Speyer] MP (c.1345 - 1414)

"Head of the Shapira Family", "ראש משפחת שפירא"

According to Finding our fathers: a guidebook to Jewish genealogy by Dan Rottenberg he was a descendant of RIVAM _____________________________________________ Birth year seems wrong - could be 1348...

6/27/2007 12/12/2013

Rabbi Meir ben Baruch, the "MaHaRa'M" of Rothenburg MP (1215 - 1293)

"Mahara'm", "R. Meir ben Baruch of Rothenburg MAHARA"M", "Maharam MeRotenburg"

Rabbi Meir of Rothenburg (the Mahara"m" m) of the thirteenth century Rabbi Meir ben Baruch of Rothenburg was a Tosaphist (codifier and commentator on the Talmud), as well as a liturgical poet. He is ...

2/26/2007 12/12/2013

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

Samuel ben Kalonymus he-Hasid of Speyer (Hebrew: שמואל החסיד‎) was a Tosafist, liturgical poet, and philosopher of the 12th century, surnamed also "the Prophet" (Solomon Luria, Responsa, No. 29). He se...

8/11/2008 11/5/2012

Shlomo ha-Levi Alkabetz MP (1500 - 1580)

Shlomo ha-Levi Alkabetz , also spelt Alqabitz, Alqabes; ( שלמה אלקבץ) (c.1500, Thessaloniki– 1580, Safed ) was a rabbi, kabbalist and poet perhaps best known for his composition of the song Lecha Dodi;...

2/24/2012 2/24/2012

Daniel Israel Lopez Laguna MP (c.1640 - c.1720)

Spanish poet; born in Portugal about the middle of the seventeenth century of Marano parents, who subsequently settled in southern France. He studied the humanities at a Spanish university. Persecuted ...

1/6/2012 1/6/2012

‘Mrs Dunash’ is the only female Jewish poet to have been identified between the biblical prophetess Deborah and the late middle ages. In her poem she tells of the lovers’ exchange of a ring, wristband,...

11/13/2011 11/13/2011

Dunash ben Labrat, haLevi MP (920 - c.985)

Dunash ben Labraṭ ha-Levi 1. Life Dunash ben Labraṭ was a central figure in the flowering of Hebrew culture in al-Andalus. Very little is known about his life. According to Moses ibn Ezra’s ars poe...

11/13/2011 11/13/2011

Shmuel HaLevi HaNagid, al-­Wazīr al-­ad̲j̲all al-Zīryūn MP (993 - 1056)

"שמואל הלוי בן יוסף הנגיד", "Samuel ha-Nagid", "Samuel ibn Naghrela", "Sh'muel HaLevi ben Yose‎ Abu Yusef Ismā‘īl ibn al-Nag'hdīlah ibn Aṭā al-yahūdī", "Abu Iṣḥāq Ismā‘īl bin an-Naghrīlah", "שמואל הנגיד‎"

Samuel ibn Naghrela שמואל הלוי בן יוסף הנגיד‎, Sh'muel HaLevi ben Yosef HaNagid; Arabic: أبو إسحاق إسماعيل بن النغريلة‎ Abu Iṣḥāq Ismā‘īl bin an-Naghrīlah), also known as Samuel HaNagid שמואל הנגיד‎, S...

8/21/2008 11/2/2011

Meshulam Kalonymos Hagadol MP (900 - c.1020)

"Meshullam ben Kalonymus", "Meshullam the Great", "Meshullam ben קלונימוס", ""The Great" - Hagadol"

Kalonymus Family Jewish Encyclopedia Meshullam HaGadol / Meshullam the Great Wikipedia Kalonymos or Kalonymus (Hebrew: קלונימוס‎) is a prominent Jewish family originally from Lucca, Italy, which,...

11/19/2007 11/1/2011

Israel ben Moshe Najara MP (c.1555 - c.1625)

Israel Ben Moshe Najara ר' ישראל נג'ארה רבי ישראל נג׳ארה - פייטן ומהפכן רבי ישראל נג'ארה

11/1/2011 11/1/2011

Jose b. Jose (Hebrew: יוסי בן יוסי‎) was an early payyetan who lived in Israel in the 6th century CE. Some of his poetry is preserved in the contemporary Hebrew payer books.

11/1/2011 11/1/2011

Elazar Kalir - אלעזר הקליר MP (c.570 - c.640)

"אליעזר הקליר"

רבי אלעזר בירבי קליר, או אלעזר הקליר (המאה ה-6 – המאה ה-7), פייטן ארץ ישראלי בן התקופה הביזנטית. חיבר פיוטים רבים, שחלקם נכנסו למחזורי התפילה של יהודי אשכנז, צרפת, איטליה ויוון. Eleazar ben Killir , ...

11/1/2011 11/1/2011

Yannai MP (c.675 - d.)

"יניי", "ינעי‎", "Piyyutim by Yannai", "payyetan Yannai", "Yanai"

Mahzor Yannai : A liturgical work of the 7th century (download) Read online Yannai (Hebrew: יניי or ינעי‎) was the first payyetan to employ rhyme and introduce his name in acrostics. He flourished,...

11/1/2011 11/1/2011

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 10/31/2011

Moses ibn Ezra MP (1055 - 1138)

Rabbi Moses ben Jacob ibn Ezra, known as ha-Sallah ("writer of penitential prayers") (Arabic: أبو هارون موسى بن يعقوب ابن عزرا‎, Abu Harun Musa bin Ya'acub ibn Ezra, Hebrew: משה בן יעקב הסלח אבן עזרא‎,...

10/31/2011 10/31/2011

Rabbi Shalom Shabazi MP (1619 - 1720)

"Abba Shalem Shabbezi"

youtube : Im Ninalu - אם ננעלו - עפרה חזה Ayelet chen - Noa Rabbi Shalom ben Yosef Shabbazi , also Abba Shalem Shabbezi or Salim Elshibzi (Hebrew: שלום שבזי‎, Arabic: سالم الشبزي‎) was one of the great...

10/31/2011 10/31/2011

Yehuda Alharizi MP (1165 - 1225)

Yehuda Alharizi , also Judah ben Solomon Harizi or al-Harizi (Hebrew: יהודה בן שלמה אלחריזי‎, Yehudah ben Shelomo al-Harizi, Arabic: يحيا بن سليمان بن شاؤل أبو زكريا الحريزي اليهودي من أهل طليطلة‎, Yah...

10/31/2011 10/31/2011

Judah ben Samuel ha-Levi MP (1075 - 1141)

"יהודה בן שמואל הלוי", "Judah HaLevi", "Yehuda Ha Levi", "יהודה הלוי", "Judah HaLevi Abulafia"

Judah Halevi (also Yehuda Halevi; Hebrew: יהודה הלוי; Arabic: يهوذا هاليفي; c. 1075–1141) was a Spanish Jewish physician, poet and philosopher. He was born in Spain, either in Toledo or Tudela, in 1075...

10/31/2011 10/31/2011

Shimon HaGadol of Mainz MP (c.970 - 1020)

"שמעון הגדול הראשון ממגנצא", "Shimon HaGadol of Mainz", "Simeon ben Isaac ben Abun of Mainz", "The Elder", "Shimon HaZaken", "Rabbi Simeon The Great", "אבון קלונימוס"

R' Shimon authored many liturgical compositions that have become part of our Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and yom tov prayers. He also wrote the poem Baruch Hashem Yom Yom which is part of the Shabbat mor...

8/25/2007 10/31/2011

Solomon ibn Gabirol MP (1021 - 1058)

Solomon ibn Gabirol Solomon ben Judah שלמה בן יהודה אבן גבירול‎, أبوأيوب سليمان بن يحيى بن جبيرول‎, Abu Ayyūb Suleiman ibn Yahya ibn Jabirūl; Avicebron, was an Andalusian Hebrew poet and Jewish philoso...

10/31/2011 10/31/2011