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Abba "Rava" bar Yosef bar Khamma, resh metivta al-Mahoza MP (c.270 - c.352)

Abba ben Joseph bar Ḥama (ca. 270-350 C.E.), who is exclusively referred to in the Talmud by the name Rava (רבא), was a classical Jewish teacher (amora) who lived in Babylonia, among the fourth generat...

Rabbi Yehiel Hilel Gaon II MP (c.1060 - c.1080)

"In 1066, when his father, 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, fl...

Abū Zikrī "Yehudah" ben Yosef ben Simḥa, Rosh haSeder MP (c.950 - c.1020)

Judah ben Joseph of Qayrawan Judah ben Joseph b. Simḥa was perhaps the most important figure in the Jewish community of Qayrawān toward the end of the tenth century and the beginning of the eleventh....

Abū ʾl-Surūr Perahya ben ben Yosef ibn ʿAwkal MP (deceased)

Esther bat Yosef ben 'Amram haDayyan al-Sijilmasa MP (c.1020 - d.)

Sahlān ben Abraham Abū ʿAmr Sahlān ben Abraham was a payṭan (liturgical poet) and head of the Iraqi congregation in Fustat from 1034 until 1049 or 1050. He succeeded to this post after the death of h...

Ḥaim David ben Yosef Raphael Ḥazzan (Hazan), Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem MP (1790 - 1869)

Elijah Bekhor ben Raphael Joseph Ḥazzan (d. 1908) moved to Jerusalem at the age of ten with his grandfather, Rabbi Ḥayyim David ben Joseph Raphael Ḥazzan . From the 1860s, he fulfilled public roles in ...

Ḥayyim ben Yosef Ḥazzan (bat Joseph ben Elijah Ḥazzan) MP (1650 - c.1712)

The Ḥazzans (Ḥazan) were a Sephardi rabbinical family first mentioned in seventeenth-century Izmir (Smyrna). Several members of the family served as rabbis in communities of the Ottoman Empire from the...

Isaac ben Yosef haLevi MP (c.1502 - 1571)

Isaac fathered at least three sons, of whom Solomon (II) (see below) became the most famous, the other two being Joseph (I) (d. late 1616) and Judah. D Gershon Lewental Bibliography Emmanuel, Isa...

Isaac Alfaquim "Rabbi Zag" bar Yosef Benvenist, Nasi MP (c.1160 - c.1230)

Isaac Benveniste (Zag): Son of Joseph,; father of Sheshet Benveniste (No. 19).  He was physician in ordinary to the king of Aragon in the early part of the thirteenth century, and lived at Barcelona;...

Jannai (Jannei) ben Yosef (.) MP (deceased)

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Khalaf Aaron ben Yosef haKohen ibn Sarjado, Gaon of Pumbeditha MP (c.915 - c.942)

Ibn Sarjado, Aaron (Khalaf) ben Joseph ha-Kohen Aaron (Ar. Khalaf) ben Joseph ha-Kohen ibn Sarjado was gaon of Pumbedita from around 942 to 960. Ibn Sarjado was not from a family of scholars, but mar...

Kohen Ṣedeq II "Yakob" ben Yosef, Gaon of Sura & Pumbeditha MP (c.883 - c.935)

Kohen Ṣedeq ben Joseph Gaon Kohen Ṣedeq ben Joseph—not to be confused with Kohen Ṣedeq Bar Ivomay, gaon of Sura from 832 to 843)—served as gaon of Pumbedita from February of 917 to 935 (see Yeshivot ...

Leah Miriam Tzarfati (Bat Yizchak/Yosef), [RASHI mother] MP (1005 - 1065)

Or born in1015 Rashis parents lived in Worms while his mother was expecting. As she walked down one of the narrow streets in the Jewish quarter, only 8ft wide, she was imperiled by two oncoming carri...

Solomon ibn Ferruziel, Nasi of Toledo MP (c.1050 - c.1108)

Margalit Yosef (Fatal) MP (1927 - c.1994)

Me'ir ben Yosef ben Me’ir ibn Migash (ibn Ezra) MP (c.1102 - c.1180)

Meʾir ibn Migash (12th century) was the son of the well-known talmudist Joseph ibn Migash. Following the Sephardi tradition, he was named for his grandfather, who had lived in Seville in the eleventh c...

Moses Raḥamim ben Yosef Raphael Ashkenazi (ben Mordechaim Ashkenazi) MP (1809 - 1878)

The Bekemoharar family of rabbis and scholars was descended from Menahem ben Isaac Ashkenazi (1666–1733), who was born in Timişoara (Temesvár) near the border between present-day Romania and Serbia. Hi...

Moshe ben Yosef Benveniste, haRoffe MP (c.1558 - d.)

Moses Benveniste, a rabbi who also served as physician to Grand Vizier Siyavuş Pasha (r. 1582–1584, 1586–1589, 1592–1593). Moses was eventually exiled from Istanbul to Rhodes by order of the sultan. He...

Moshe Benvenist bar Yosef MP (c.1085 - d.)

Nissim ben Moshe Benveniste (ben Yosef Benveniste) MP (1582 - 1621)

Rabbi Nissim ben Moses Benveniste (1582–1621), married the daughter of Rabbi Elijah ben Ḥayyim, a famous Romaniot rabbi of the last quarter of the sixteenth century known as the Ranaḥ. Nissim died when...

Hacham Ovadia Yosef MP (1920 - 2013)

Hacham Ovadia Yosef Visual Biography Ovadia Yosef עובדיה יוסף‎; Arabic: عبد الله يوسف‎ ‘Abdullah Youssef (September 24, 1920 – October 7, 2013) was a Talmudic scholar, an authority on Jewish religi...

Raḥamim Elijah ben Yosef Rapael Ḥazzan (Hazan) MP (b. - 1840)

Joseph Raphael had four sons from his marriage to Rusa, the daughter of Daniel Pallache (Palaggi; see Pallache Family), all of whom were noted scholars: Eliezer (d. 1823), author of the responsa collec...

Rami bar Hamma (bar Yosef bar Khamma), 6th Gen Amora MP (c.310 - c.385)

Rami b. Abba [1] (or Rammi b. Abba II;[2] Hebrew: (רמי בר אבא (השני) was a sixth generetion Amora sage of Babylon. In the Talmud it is storied that he applied to Rav Papa and R. Huna b. Joshua with an ...

Rivkah wife of Rashi Abun (d. Isaac Benabun or Yosef Klonymos ?) MP (c.1040 - 1096)

Not much is known about her. She might have been Bat (daughter of) Yitzhak Benabun or bat Yosef Klonimus? See

Sahl ben Abu Amr Yosef MP (c.1055 - c.1110)

Shlomo ben Yahya ibn Yahya MP (1245 - 1340)

Reference: "Divrei ha-Yamim le-Bnei Yahya,( דברי הימים לבני יחייא )" , by Eliakim Carmoly, Printed in Frankfort am Main/Rodelheim, Published by: Isak Kaufman, 1850. Genealogy of, and biographical work ...

Shlomo Ben Yosef (Tabachnik) MP (1913 - 1938)

שלמה בן יוסף _________________________________________________________________________________ Shlomo Ben-Yosef (May 7, 1913 in Poland as Shalom Tabachnik – June 29, 1938) was a noted (and controversia...

Sitt bat Abu Yosef Yakob ben Amram ibn Mar Sahl al-Nag'hdīlah MP (deceased)

Solomon ben Yosef haLevi (haLevi) MP (c.1455 - d.)

The Sephardi family known as ha-Levi or le-Vet ha-Levi (Heb. of the House of Levi) produced a number of leading scholars and communal leaders in Salonica during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries....

Tsaina bat Musa (bar Yosef) MP (c.325 - d.)

Abarbanel – undated handwritten manuscript from the collection of the late Rabbi Shmuel Gorr, held by Chaim Freedman. Reference was made to “Elef Margaliot” 1993, Meir Wunder.

Rabbi Yaakov Yosef MP (1946 - 2013)

Ya'akov Yosef (Hebrew: יעקב יוסף‎, 18 October 1946 – 12 April 2013)[1] was an Israeli rabbi and former politician who served as a member of the Knesset for Shas between 1984 and 1988. Contents [sho...

Saint Jude MP (c.3 - d.)

Saint Jude is the only one of Jesus' brothers who is known to have left descendants. Some modern sources call him the 3rd Bishop of Jerusalem, identifying him with Justus I, Bishop 107-113, who was n...

Yehudah ben Yosef ben Eleazar HaKohen MP (c.1038 - d.)

Judah ben Joseph ben Eleazar ha-Kohen, often referred to simply as “the rav” in letters from the Cairo Geniza, was one of the most respected scholars in Egypt during the second half of the eleventh cen...

Yehudah ben Shlomo haLevi (ben Yosef haLevi) MP (c.1484 - d.)

The Sephardi family known as ha-Levi or le-Vet ha-Levi (Heb. of the House of Levi) produced a number of leading scholars and communal leaders in Salonica during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries....

Chief Sephardic Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef MP

Yitzhak Yosef (Hebrew: יצחק יוסף‎), born January 16, 1952, is the Sephardi Chief Rabbi of Israel, also known as the Rishon LeZion, the rosh yeshiva of Yeshivat Hazon Ovadia, and the author of a popular...

Yitzhak ben Yosef Rapael Ḥazzan (Hazan) MP (b. - c.1854)

Joseph Raphael had four sons from his marriage to Rusa, the daughter of Daniel Pallache (Palaggi; see Pallache Family), all of whom were noted scholars: Eliezer (d. 1823), author of the responsa collec...

Yitzhak Ẓemaḥ ben Palṭoi Kohen Ṣedeq (Yosef Ibomai), Gaon of Pumbeditha MP (c.848 - c.890)

Ṣemaḥ Ṣedeq ben Isaacserved as gaon of Sura from sometime after 987 until before 999. He was the first gaon of the Sura academy after the four-decade closure that began in 942. A grandson of Ṣemaḥ ben ...

Yosef bar Yosef al-Baghdad (of Mar Yosef), Wakīl al-Tujjār agent of merchants MP (c.900 - d.)

Yosef Bar Yosef MP (1933 - d.)

יוסף בר יוסף באתר פרס ישראל

Yosef MP (b. - 1536)

Yosef MP (deceased)

"Bennie" Sachnoff (Adolph Saconov) (Avrum ben Yosef) MP (1881 - 1942)

(Adolph) (Avram) "Bennie" (Saconov) Sachnoff ben Yosef MP (deceased)

(Adolph) (Avram) "Bennie" (Sacanov) Sachnoff ben Yosef MP (b. - 1942)

(Adolph) (Avram) "Bennie" (Saconov) Sachnoff ben Yosef MP (1881 - 1942)

1st Wife of Mar Yosef MP (deceased)

2nd Wife of Mar Yosef MP (deceased)

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???? bat Mar Yosef ben Pinchas MP (deceased)

???? bat Yosef ben Nehemiah Kohen Ṣedeq Ibn Lakhtush al-Yahudi MP (c.985 - d.)

Aaron ben Yosef Sasson (ben Aaron Sasson) MP (1555 - c.1626)

Adela Bar yosef MP (deceased)

aharon yosef MP (1927 - 1994)

Ahuva ben yosef (finkelstein) MP (deceased)

Aishes Yosef Halevi (Rabinowich) MP (deceased)

Albert Ben Yosef MP (deceased)

Aliza Ben Yosef (Cohen) MP (deceased)

Aliza Ben Yosef MP (deceased)

aliza yosef MP (deceased)

alya mor yosef MP (deceased)

Ammi ben Mar Yosef, Gaon of Pumbeditha MP (c.775 - 820)

Amnon Ben Yosef MP (deceased)

Anayat Yosef-Zahade' MP (deceased)

Arie Ben Yosef (Szuminer) MP (1907 - 1987)

Arlet (Alegra) Yosef (Ben Aderet) MP (1917 - 2002)

Asaf Ben Yosef MP (deceased)

Avigdor Bar Yosef MP (1969 - 1985)

Aviva Ashkenazi-Bar-Yosef (Manheim) MP (deceased)

avner yosef MP (deceased)

Avraham Sherman (son of Yosef Dov Sherman), born 1878/9 in the Russian Empire MP (b. - 1934)

Avraham Yosef MP (deceased)

AVRAHAM BEN YOSEF MP (c.1900 - c.1985)

Avraham Yosef MP (deceased)

Avraham Yosef MP (deceased)

Avrahm Ben Yosef MP (deceased)

Aziza Yosef MP (deceased)

Aziza Yosef MP (deceased)

Azrilevich Yosef MP (deceased)

Baruch Yosef MP (deceased)

Baruch Yosef MP (b. - 1951)

Batia Yosef (Zantkeren) MP (1925 - 2001)

Batia Mishkov Ben Yosef MP (1894 - 1957)

batya yosef MP (deceased)

Batya Ben Yosef (Kabilyo) MP (1945 - 2006)

Bela Yosef MP (deceased)

Bella Yosef MP (deceased)

Ben-Zion Yosef-Hai MP (deceased)

benvenisti ben yosef, halevi MP (deceased)

Berna Yosef MP (deceased)

Beti Buium (Yosef) MP (1927 - 2007)

Bezalel Bar yosef MP (deceased)

Bibi Dov Yosef MP (1923 - 2005)

Binyamin ben Yosef ibn ʿAwkal MP (c.1050 - d.)

Binyamin / Felix Ben-Yosef / Goldschmidt MP (1905 - 1987)

Bluma Scheiner (Bar Yosef Hacohen) MP (b. - 1968)

Bologhine "Bullugin" ibn Ahmad Yosef (ibn Hammad al-Ashir) MP (b. - c.1056)