Aboab, Isaac de Fonseca

(1605-93)
   Portuguese rabbi. He was the first rabbi in the western hemisphere. Born a marrano in Portugal, he emigrated to Holland. In 1641 he travelled to Recife, Brazil. He later went to Amsterdam where he was appointed hakham. He was a follower of Shabbetai Tzevi, and a member of the tribunal which excom-municated Benedict Spinoza.

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  • ABOAB, ISAAC I — (end of the 14th century), rabbinic author and preacher; probably lived in Spain. His father seems to have been called Abraham and may have been the Abraham Aboab to whom judah b. asher of Toledo (d. 1349) addressed responsa (Zikhron Yehudah, 53a …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Isaac Aboab I — Not to be confused with Isaac Aboab da Fonseca or Isaac Aboab of Castile. Isaac Aboab (fl. end of the 14th century) was a Jewish Talmudic scholar. He was also known by the pen name Menorat ha Maor or Menoras HaMaor, a work which he authored …   Wikipedia

  • Isaac Aboab da Fonseca — Gemälde von 1661 Isaac Aboab da Fonseca (* 1. Februar 1605 in Castro Daire, Portugal; † 4. April 1693 in Amsterdam) war ein Rabbi, Gelehrter, Kabbalist und Schriftsteller …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Isaac Aboab da Fonseca — (Portugal, 1605 Amsterdam, 1693) a été rabbin de Recife au Brésil de 1642 à 1653 et, à ce titre, est le premier rabbin à la tête d une communauté établie aux Amériques[1] …   Wikipédia en Français

  • ABOAB — ABOAB, Spanish family whose descendants remained prominent among the Sephardim of the Mediterranean world as well as in the ex Marrano communities of Northern Europe. The origin of the name is obscure. The family produced many outstanding Jewish… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Isaac Aboab da Fonseca — (February 1, 1605 ndash; April 4, 1693) was a rabbi, scholar, kabbalist and writer. In 1656, he was one of several elders within the Portuguese Israelite community in the Netherlands who excommunicated Baruch Spinoza for the statements this… …   Wikipedia

  • ABOAB DA FONSECA, ISAAC — (1605–1693), Dutch Sephardi rabbi. Aboab was born in Castro Daire, Portugal, of a Marrano family, as Simao da Fonseca, son of Alvaro da Fonseca alias David Aboab. He was brought as a child to St. Jean de Luz in France and then to Amsterdam, where …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Aboab — ist der Name folgender Personen: Isaac I. Aboab (um 1300), jüdischer Autor Isaac II. Aboab (um 1433 um 1493), kastilischer Rabbiner und Gaon Isaac Aboab da Fonseca (1605 1693), jüdischer Gelehrter und Kabbalist Immanuel Aboab (um 1555–1628),… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Fonseca — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Alfonso de Fonseca I. († 1454), Bischof von Ávila Alfonso de Fonseca II. († 1485), Bischof von Ávila Alonso de Fonseca III., spanischer Erzbischof von Compostela Anton Eduard Wollheim da Fonseca… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Isaac Uziel — Isaac ben Abraham Uziel (* im 16. Jahrhundert in Fès; † 1. April 1622 in Amsterdam) war ein spanischstämmiger Rabbi und Dichter, zuletzt tätig in der sephardischen Gemeinde von Amsterdam. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Leben 2 Werke 3 Literat …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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