Mizrahi, Elijah

(c. 1450-1526)
   Ottoman rabbinic authority. He was born in Constantinople, and became the foremost rabbinic authority in the Ottoman empire. He adopted a more tolerant attitude to the Karaites than other rabbinic scholars. He wrote various responsa, a super-commentary on Rashi's commentary to the Pentateuch, and a mathematical treatise.

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  • MIZRAḤI, ELIJAH — (c. 1450–1526), rabbinical authority, the greatest of the rabbis of the ottoman Empire of his time. Mizraḥi was of Romaniot origin (the original Turkish Jews as distinct from the Spanish exiles) and was born and educated in Constantinople. Among… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • ELIJAH BEN BENJAMIN HA-LEVI — (d. after 1540), rabbi and paytan of Constantinople. He belonged to an indigenous Turkish Jewish family. He studied under moses capsali , to whose aid he came in his dispute with joseph colon , and afterward under Elijah Mizraḥi , whom he… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Elijah Mizrachi — (Hebrew: אליהו מזרחי) (c. 1455 ndash; 1525 or 1526) was a Talmudist and posek, an authority on Halakha. He is best known for his Sefer ha Mizrachi , a supercommentary on Rashi s commentary on the Torah. He is also known as Re em (רא״ם), the… …   Wikipedia

  • ELIJAH BEN ḤAYYIM — (1530?–1610?), rabbi and halakhist, known as Maharanaḥ or M orenu ha Ra v ib n Ḥ ayyim. Elijah was born in Adrianople and in about 1575 was appointed chief rabbi of Constantinople. His writings – including novellae, discussions on most of the… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Mizrahi Jews — For the Religious Zionist Movement and other entities and people named Mizrachi , please see Mizrachi (disambiguation) Mizrahi Jews …   Wikipedia

  • Mizrahi (disambiguation) — Mizra(c)hi may refer to:Mizrahi*Mizrahi Jews *Mizrahi Democratic Rainbow Coalition *Mizrahi Hebrew language *Mizrahi music*Alon Mizrahi (born 1971), Israeli footballer *Isaac Mizrahi (born 1961), U.S. fashion designer *Moshé Mizrahi (born 1931),… …   Wikipedia

  • MATHEMATICS — Bible The Bible does not deal directly with proper mathematical subjects; however there are some parts that do relate indirectly to different mathematical topics. These are widely discussed by the various commentators on the Bible and Talmud: the …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • ISTANBUL — ISTANBUL, city in N.W. turkey , on both sides of the Bosphorus at its entrance on the Sea of Marmara (for history prior to 1453, see constantinople ). Constantinople was taken from the Byzantine emperor in 1453 by the Ottoman sultan Mehmed II… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • OTTOMAN EMPIRE — OTTOMAN EMPIRE, Balkan and Middle Eastern empire started by a Turkish tribe, led by ʿUthmān (1288–1326), at the beginning of the 14th century. This entry is arranged according to the following outline: sources …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • ASTRONOMY — In the Bible Although the Bible contains no explicit mention of the science of astronomy, it nevertheless has many references to topics such as the laws of the heavens (Jer. 31:34 (35); 33:25; Job 38:33) and the movements of the sun and the moon… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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