Leon, Judah Messer (Judah ben Jehiel; Messer Leon)

(fl. 15th cent)
   Italian rabbi and author. He was the head of a yeshivah in Mantua. He engaged in a controversy with Joseph Colon which split the Jewish community there. Subsequently he lived in Venice, Bologna, Ancona and Naples, where he was the head of the yeshivah. His writings include Nophet Tzuphim, a Hebrew work based on the rhetorical rules of Aristotle, Cicero and Quintilian.

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  • LEON, MESSER JUDAH BEN JEHIEL — (15th century), rabbi and author. The place and the year of Judah s birth are unknown. It is possible that his native city was Mantua, where he was the head of a yeshivah. He was a typical representative of the Jewish humanism of the Renaissance …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Judah Messer Leon (15th century) — Judah ben Jehiel Rofe, (c. 1420 1425–c. 1498), more usually called Judah Messer Leon, was an Italian rabbi, teacher, physician, and philosopher. Through his works, assimilating and embodying the intellectual approach of the best Italian… …   Wikipedia

  • Judah Messer Leon — Not to be confused with Judah ben Isaac Messer Leon of Paris (1166–1224). Judah ben Jehiel Rofe, (c. 1420 1425–c. 1498), more usually called Judah Messer Leon, was an Italian rabbi, teacher, physician, and philosopher. Through his works,… …   Wikipedia

  • Messer Leon (homonymie) — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Judah Messer Leon (1166) — Judah ben Isaac Messer Leon (1166 ndash; 1224) was a French tosafist born in Paris. According to Gross he was probably a descendant of Rashi, and a pupil of Isaac ben Samuel of Dampierre and his son Elhanan. He married a daughter of Abraham ben… …   Wikipedia

  • Jehiel de París — Jehiel ben Joseph de París (Jehiel de París o Yechiel de París) fue un importante erudito talmudico y tosafista del norte de Francia, suegro de Isaac ben Joseph of Corbeil. Fue discípulo del rabino Judah Messer Leon, y llegó a encabezar en 1225… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Juda ben Yehiel — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Messer Leon (homonymie) …   Wikipédia en Français

  • COLON, JOSEPH BEN SOLOMON — (c. 1420–1480), Italian halakhist, surnamed Trabotto, also known as Maharik. Colon was raised in Savoyard, capital of Chambéry, where his family had migrated after the expulsion of the Jews from France (1394). Colon s primary teacher was his… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • LINGUISTIC LITERATURE, HEBREW — This article is arranged according to the following outline: introduction foreword the beginning of linguistic literature linguistic literature and its background the development of linguistic literature Foreword: A Well Defined Unit the four… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • KABBALAH — This entry is arranged according to the following outline: introduction general notes terms used for kabbalah the historical development of the kabbalah the early beginnings of mysticism and esotericism apocalyptic esotericism and merkabah… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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