Judah ben Samuel he-Hasid of Regensburg

   German rabbi and mystic. He lived in Speyer and later settled in Regensburg. He was one of the most important scholars of the Middle Ages in the fields of ethics and theology, and was the main teacher of the Haside Ashkenaz movement. His writings include magical treatises and the Book of Divine Glory, a commentary on the prayers of the Jewish liturgy. He was also the principal author of the Sepher Hasidim. His teachings were popularized by Eleazar ben Judah of Worms.

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  • JUDAH BEN SAMUEL HE-ḤASID — (c. 1150–1217), main teacher of the Ḥasidei Ashkenaz movement. Judah was one of the most prominent scholars of the Middle Ages in the fields of ethics and theology. He probably lived some time in Speyer and then moved to Regensburg (he was… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Judah ben Samuel of Regensburg — See Judah he Hasid for other people who used this name. Judah ben Samuel of Regensburg (12th 13th centuries), also called He Hasid or the Pious in Hebrew, was the initiator of the Chassidei Ashkenaz, a movement of Jewish mysticism in Germany.… …   Wikipedia

  • Judah ben Samuel — died 1217 Jewish mystic and scholar. He was a member of the Kalonymos family, which provided medieval Germany with many Jewish mystics and spiritual leaders. Around 1195 he settled in Regensburg, where he founded a yeshiva and gathered disciples… …   Universalium

  • JUDAH BEN KALONYMUS BEN MEIR — (d. 1196/99), German scholar, and dayyan in his native Speyer. His father was a communal leader and was one of those responsible to the king regarding the collection of community taxes. His mother was the daughter of Judah, the brother of Samuel… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Juda ben Samuel — Jehuda ben Samuel he Chasid, genannt Jehuda der Fromme (ca. * 1140 50[1][2] vermutlich in Speyer; † 22. Februar 1217[3] in Regensburg), war ein deutsch jüdischer Schriftgelehrter, Philosoph und Ethiker. Er war einer der bedeutendsten Vertreter… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • BARUCH BEN SAMUEL OF MAINZ — (c. 1150–1221), scholar and paytan. Baruch was a pupil of Moses b. Solomon ha Kohen, whom he succeeded as a member of the bet din of Mainz. There is no basis for Aptowitzer s statement that a dispute for the position between him and his kinsman,… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • REGENSBURG — (Ratisbon), city in Bavaria, Germany. Its Jewish quarter was the oldest in Germany (1020). During the First crusade (1096) the whole community was forcibly converted but a year later was allowed to return to Judaism by henry iv . In 1182 Emperor… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Judah he-Hasid — People who used the name Judah he Hasid ( he. יהודה החסיד, Yehudah he Hasid , Judah the Pious ) include:*Judah ben Samuel of Regensburg (12th 13th centuries), the initiator of the Chassidei Ashkenaz movement *Judah he Hasid (Jerusalem) (around… …   Wikipedia

  • Eleazar ben Judah of Worms — orig. Eleazar ben Judah ben Kalonymos born 1160, Mainz, Franconia died 1238, Worms German Jewish mystic and Talmudic scholar. His wife and daughters were killed by Crusaders in 1196, but he nevertheless continued to teach a doctrine of love of… …   Universalium

  • DAVID BEN JUDAH HE-ḤASID — (early 14th century), Spanish kabbalist. He claimed to be the grandson of Naḥmanides and a descendant of judah b. samuel he Ḥasid of Regensburg. David wrote several books which reflect the development of the different trends in Kabbalah after the …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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