Menahem ben Judah

(fl. 1st cent.)
   Israelite rebel leader, son of Judah the Galilean. He led the group known as the Sicarii in the war against Rome (66-70), successfully attacking the stronghold of Masada, and gaining victory over the Romans in Herod's palace. Later he antagonized Eleazar ben Hananiah and his followers, who killed him.

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  • Menahem ben Judah — was one of several Jewish Messiah claimants around the time of the Jewish War and is mentioned by Josephus. Some identify him with Menahem the Essene including Israel Knohl (English edition, 2001) who makes this identification from two… …   Wikipedia

  • LONZANO, MENAHEM BEN JUDAH DE — (1550–before 1624), linguist, poet, and kabbalist. Little is known about his life, but it is assumed that he was born in Constantinople. At the age of 25 he immigrated to jerusalem and later moved to safed . Forty years later, he went to turkey… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • MENAHEM BEN JACOB IBN SARUQ — (Saruk; tenth century), Spanish author and lexicographer. Born in Tortosa, he moved at an early age to Cordova, where Isaac, the father of , became his patron. After Isaac s death, Menahem went back to his native town for a short interlude, and… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Menahem ben Saruq — (also known as Menahem ben Jacob ibn Saruq, Hebrew: מנחם בן סרוק) was a Spanish Jewish philologist of the tenth century CE. He was a skilled poet and polyglot. He was born in Tortosa around 920 and died around 970. Menahem produced an early… …   Wikipedia

  • Menahem ben Aaron ibn Zerah — (died 1385) was a Spanish rabbi and codifier born in Navarre, probably at Estella, in the first third of the 14th century. Biography Menahem s father Aaron, forced to leave France in 1306 through the expulsion of the Jews, went to Spain and… …   Wikipedia

  • MENAHEM BEN AARON IBN ZERAḤ — (c. 1310–1385), codifier. Menahem was born in Estella, Navarre, where his father had settled after leaving his native France, on the expulsion of the Jews in 1306. In 1328 riots broke out against the Jews of Navarre and the Estella community… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • MENAHEM BEN JACOB — (also known as R. Menahem of Worms; 1120?–1203), rabbi and liturgical poet in Worms. Menahem, whose tombstone bore the inscription posek, darshan ( preacher ), and paytan, was a member of the bet din of eleazar b. judah , the author of Roke aḥ,… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Menahem ben Saruq — ▪ Spanish Jewish lexicographer in full  Menahem ben Jacob ibn Saruq , Saruq also spelled  Saruk  born c. 910, , Tortosa, Independent Moorish States died c. 970, , Córdoba?       Jewish lexicographer and poet who composed the first Hebrew language …   Universalium

  • ISAAC BEN JUDAH — (c. 1080), liturgical poet. While it is not known where Isaac flourished, his piyyutim have been included for the most part in the Maḥzor Romania; for that reason Zunz assumed that Isaac must have originally come from the Byzantine Empire. Isaac… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • MACHIR BEN JUDAH — (first half 11th century), younger brother of gershom b. judah , the Light of the Exile. Machir was the author of Alef Bet de Rabbi Makhir. This work was in the possession of Rashi and the tosafists, who quote from it (Rashi, Gen. 43:11; Pes.… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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