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  • Abigail Olga Katzenellenbogen (Jaffe) (c.1525 - 1594)
    Source, "Daat Kedoshim" __________________________________________________ HL pointed out some inconsistencies in the profile. These might have occurred due to multiple merges of profiles from diff...
  • Ben Beryl [Dov] Yaffe (1867 - 1943)
  • Gaon Rabbi Joel Gad Sirkis?, [of Brisk] (1640 - 1709)
    R. Joel GAD married the eldest daughter of Yom Tov Lipman Heller. R. Joel lived in Szerbezcen. He wrote a halachic sefer, Meginay Zahav, which was published in Prague in 1720. The Hebrew biography of...
  • Moshe Yaffe, Hacohen (c.1495 - c.1520)
    Moses b. Eliezer Jaffe born Poland end of fifteenths century, he was prominent as a rabbi: mentioned in the "Shalshelet ha-Kabbalah" manuscript in St. Petersburg. Jaffe Rabbinical Family Tree *Moses b....
  • Yoel ben Shmuel Yaffe-Sirkes, ["haBach"] (1561 - 1640)
    Yoel Sirkis, (1561-1640), also known as the Bach - an abbreviation of his magnum opus, Bayit Chadash - was a prominent Jewish posek and halakhist. He lived in central Europe and held rabbinical positio...

About the Yaffe surname

Apparently the yaffe name was originally "Iofe" as this was the surname of my Great Great Grandfather Movsha Zalkindovich Iofe. His son was Azriel Movshovich Iofe (DOB approx. 1862) and they were from Tel'shi, Kovna Province, Russia.