Gerondi, Jonah ben Abraham

(fl. 13th cent)
   Spanish talmudist. While living in Montpellier, he signed the ban that led to the burning of the works of Moses Maimonides. He subsequently vowed to go on a pilgrimage to Palestine to seek forgiveness, but was induced to remain in Toledo to direct a yeshivah. He wrote novellae on talmudic tractates as well as ethical treatises.

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