Judah ben Asher

(1270-1349)
   Spanish rabbi and talmudist, of German origin. He was born in Cologne, but left Germany with his family as a consequence of anti-Jewish outbreaks in 1283, and settled in Toledo. In 1321 he was appointed to his father's successor as rabbi of the Toledo community and later became the head of the bet din and the Toledo yeshivah. His Zikhron Yehudah comprises 83 responsa. In Iggeret Tokhehah he offered a testament to his children containing ethical sayings, an account of his family history, and instruction in the method of learning.

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  • Judah ben Asher — (June 30, 1270–July 4, 1349) was a German Talmudist and later rabbi of Toledo, Spain, brother of Jacob ben Asher ( Ba al ha Ṭurim ). These dates are deduced from the evidence furnished by Judah s testament and epitaphs (Luzzatto, Abne Zikkaron,… …   Wikipedia

  • JUDAH BEN ASHER — (1270–1349), rabbi and talmudist. Judah was born in Cologne, Germany. His father was asher b. jehiel (the Rosh), in whose yeshivah he studied; jacob b. asher was his brother. Because of his impaired eyesight, from which he suffered all his life,… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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  • Judah ben Isaac Cardinal — (or Cardineal ) was a translator who lived at the end of the twelfth century and the beginning of the thirteenth, probably in southern France. At the request of Joseph ben Baruch, who, according to Leopold Zunz, traveled from France to Jerusalem… …   Wikipedia

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  • Jacob ben Asher — Jacob ben Asher, in Hebrew Ya akov ben Asher , (1270 ca 1340 (Toledo, Spain [Goldin, Hyman E. Kitzur Shulchan Aruch Code of Jewish Law , Forward to the New Edition. (New York: Hebrew Publishing Company, 1961)] ) was an influential Medieval… …   Wikipedia

  • JACOB BEN ASHER — (1270?–1340), halakhic authority. Jacob was the son of asher b. jehiel (the Rosh), under whom he studied. In 1303 he accompanied his father from Germany to Toledo, where he lived in great poverty, shunning rabbinical office and devoting all his… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • MINZ, JUDAH BEN ELIEZER HA-LEVI — (c. 1408–1506), Italian rabbi. Judah, a first cousin of moses mintz , was a member of a family of scholars and bankers which derived its name from the town of Mainz, where he was probably born. It is presumed that Minz left Mainz in 1462 during… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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