Jehlel ben Joseph of Paris

(d. c.1265)
   French talmudist and tosaphist. He was the leading Jewish protagonist in the Disputation of Paris (1240) held at the court of Louis IX, which originated from the charges of the apostate Nicholas Donin. As a result of this dispu-tation, copies of the Talmud were burned in Paris in 1242. Jehiel ben Joseph continued to lead the Jewish academy in Paris, but in 1260 he moved to Palestine and settled in Acre, where he opened a yeshivah.

Dictionary of Jewish Biography. .

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