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  • Elijah ben Solomon ha-Kohen, Gaon of Palestine Yeshiva of Tyre (c.1020 - c.1083)
    Elijah ben Solomon ha-Kohen was gaon of the Palestinian yeshiva from 1062 till his death in 1083. His father, Solomon, had served as gaon for barely one year, in 1025, and Elijah’s elder brother, Josep...
  • Joshua Raphael ben Israel Benveniste (c.1590 - c.1668)
    Joshua Raphael (ca. 1590–1668), was educated at the Ibn Ya‘ish family’s seminary, which was headed by Rabbi Joseph ben Moses Miṭrani (known as Mahariṭ, 1569–1639) (see Ṭrani (Miṭrani), Joseph ben Moses...
  • Yom Ṭov אלגאזי ben Israel Algazi (1727 - c.1802)
    Yom Ṭov Algazi(1727-1802), the son of Israel Jacob Algazi (1680-1756), was, like his father, a principal member of the Bet El Yeshiva and a member of the initial circle around Shalom Sharabi and Ḥayyim...
  • Ḥayyim ben Israel Benveniste, Rav Kollel Izmir (deceased)
    Ḥayyim (1603–1673), like his brother Joshua Raphael, was a pupil of Mahariṭ. In 1643, he was appointed rabbi of Tire. He moved to Izmir in 1658, and from 1661 was charged with supervising issur ve-hete...

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