Treves, Johanan

(b. 1429)
   French rabbi, son of Mattathias ben Joseph Treves. When his father died he became chief rabbi of Paris. Later Isaiah ben Abba Mari claimed the sole right of appointing rabbis in France and of conducting a yeshivah. With the help of Meir ben Baruch of Vienna, he attempted to remove Johanan from his post. The expulsion of Jews from France in 1394 ended the dispute, and Johanan went to Italy.

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