Israeli, Isaac d'

   English author. He was the son of an Italian-born merchant. His first essays were among the earliest Jewish contribu-tions to English literature. His writings include Curiosities of Literature and Commentary on the Life and Reign of Charles I. In 1813 he was fined by the Sephardi synagogue in London for refusing to serve as warden. He resigned from the congregation and had his children baptized. Benjamin Disraeli, later prime minister and Earl of Beaconsfield, was his son.

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  • Israeli, Isaac — See Jewish philosophy …   History of philosophy

  • ISRAELI, ISAAC BEN SOLOMON — (c. 855 c. 955), physician and philosopher. Born in egypt , Israeli emigrated at about the age of 50 to kairouan , capital of the maghreb , where ʿUbayd Allāh al Mahdī, founder of the Fatimid dynasty, appointed him court physician. His renown… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • ISRAELI, ISAAC BEN JOSEPH — (first half of the 14th century), Spanish astronomer who worked in Toledo. Israeli is best known for his book Yesod Olam ( The Foundation of the World ) written in 1310, which was considered the most important contribution to Hebrew literature in …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Israeli, Isaac ben Solomon — or Isaac the Elder born 832/855, Egypt died 932/955, Al Qayrawān, Tun. Egyptian Jewish physician and philosopher. He began his medical career as an oculist in Cairo and later became court physician to al Mahdī, founder of the Fātimid dynasty in… …   Universalium

  • Israeli, Isaac ben-Solomon — (c. 855–c. 955)    North African physician and philosopher. Israeli was born in Egypt and first gained a reputation as an eye specialist. Around 905 he made his way to Kairouan (Tunisia) and the court of Ziyadat Allah, the last of the Aghlabid… …   Who’s Who in Jewish History after the period of the Old Testament

  • Israeli, Isaac ben Solomon (Isaac Judaeus) — (c.855 c.955)    Physician and philosopher. He was born in Egypt. At about the age of 50 he moved to Kairouan, where he served as court physician. He wrote eight medical works, including treatises on pharmacology, fevers and ophthalmology, as… …   Dictionary of Jewish Biography

  • Israeli, Isaac ben Joseph — (fl. 14th cent)    Spanish astronomer. He lived in Toledo and is known for his Yesod Olam, which deals with the geometrical problems of the earth in the Ptolemaic system of the universe …   Dictionary of Jewish Biography

  • Israeli, Isaac ben Solomon — (832/855, Egipto–932/955, Al Qayrawan, Túnez). Médico y filósofo judío egipcio. Comenzó su carrera médica como oculista en El Cairo y más tarde se convirtió en médico de la corte de al Mahdi, el fundador de la dinastía fatimí en África del Norte …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • D'ISRAELI, ISAAC — (1766–1848), English writer; father of benjamin disraeli . In 1748 his father, a Sephardi Jew, settled in London, where Isaac was born. D Israeli entered commerce, although he was financially independent. His Curiosities of Literature (1791, and… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • D'ISRAELI, ISAAC —    a man of letters, born at Enfield, Middlesex; only son of a Spanish Jew settled in England, who left him a fortune, which enabled him to cultivate his taste for literature; was the author of several works, but is best known by his Curiosities… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

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