Gerondi, Nissim ben Reuben (Nissim, Rabbenu Gerondi; Ran)

(fl. 14th cent.)
   Spanish talmudist, physician and astronomer. He lived in Barcelona, where he played an important role in communal life. He wrote commentaries on the writings of Isaac ben Jacob Alfasi and on numerous talmudic tractates.

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