Alfasi, Isaac ben Jacob (Rif)


Alfasi, Isaac ben Jacob (Rif)
(1013-1103)
   North African talmudist. He lived in Fez. He was the author of a code of Jewish law, Sepher ha-Halakhot, the most important code before the Mishneh Torah of Maimonides.

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  • ALFASI, ISAAC BEN JACOB — (known as Rif; 1013–1103), author of the most important code prior to the Mishneh Torah of Maimonides. In a sense, Alfasi brought the geonic period to a close. The last of the Babylonian geonim, Hai Gaon, died when Alfasi was 25 years old. Alfasi …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Alfasi, Isaac ben-Jacob — (1013–1103)    Spanish talmudic scholar. Alfasi was sometimes called Rif from the initials of Rabbi Isaac Fasi. He was born at Kal’at Hammad in North Africa, now in Algeria, and after studying in Kairouan, settled in Fez, in northern Morocco. The …   Who’s Who in Jewish History after the period of the Old Testament

  • Alfasi, Isaac ben Jacob — born 1013, near Fès, Mor. died 1103, Lucena, Spain Moroccan Jewish scholar. He spent most of his life in Fès, but in 1088 he was denounced to the government and was obliged to flee to Spain. He became head of the Jewish community in Lucena and… …   Universalium

  • Isaac ben Jacob Alfassi — Yitshak ben Yaakov Hacohen Alfasi (1013–1103), également appelé Ri f (רי ף, acronyme de Rav Itshak AlFasi), était un rabbin médiéval, décisionnaire halakhique, originaire de Fès, au Maroc. Son grand œuvre, le Sefer HaHalakhot (ספר ההלכות) est… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • ISAAC BEN SAMUEL OF DAMPIERRE — (usually referred to by the initial letters of his name as Ri (initials of R abbi I saac) or Ri the Elder, or Ri of Dampierre, d. c. 1185), one of the most important of the tosafists and leading authority of Franco German Jewry in the second half …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Nissim ben Jacob — (Hebrew: ניסים בן יעקב, also known as Rav Nissim Gaon or in Hebrew: רבנו נסים, lit. Nissim our teacher; 990–1062), was a rabbi best known today for his Talmudic commentary ha Mafteach, by which title he is also known. Contents 1 Biography 2 Works …   Wikipedia

  • Isaac Alfasi — Isaac ben Jacob Alfassi Yitshak ben Yaakov Hacohen Alfasi (1013–1103), également appelé Ri f (רי ף, acronyme de Rav Itshak AlFasi), était un rabbin médiéval, décisonnaire halakhique, originaire de Constantine, en Algérie Son grand œuvre, le Sefer …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Isaac Alfassi — Isaac ben Jacob Alfassi Yitshak ben Yaakov Hacohen Alfasi (1013–1103), également appelé Ri f (רי ף, acronyme de Rav Itshak AlFasi), était un rabbin médiéval, décisonnaire halakhique, originaire de Constantine, en Algérie Son grand œuvre, le Sefer …   Wikipédia en Français

  • RIF (disambiguation) — RIF may refer to:* Reading Is Fundamental, an organization promoting children s literacy * Reconnaissance in force, a type of military operation used specifically to probe an enemy s disposition * Reduction in Force, a large scale ending of… …   Wikipedia

  • Isaac Alfasi — Rabbi Isaac ben Jacob Alfasi (1013 1103) also Isaac Hakohen, Alfasi or the Rif (רי ף) was a Talmudist and posek (decisor in matters of halakha Jewish law). He is best known for his work of halakha , the legal code Sefer Ha halachot , considered… …   Wikipedia


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