Benveniste, Abraham

(1406-54)
   Spanish rabbi. He was rabbi to the court in Castile and financial agent to John II of Aragon. In 1432 he was appointed chief justice and tax superintendent of Castilian Jewry. In the same year he convened a synod at Valladolid which encouraged Jewish education, the correct administration of Jewish courts, and equitable tax apportionment.

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  • BENVENISTE, ABRAHAM — (1406–1454), court rabbi in Castile mentioned in crown documents dating from about 1430. The young king, John II, handed over the government of Castile to two noblemen, who appointed Benveniste, a native of Soria, to restore its shaky fiscal… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • BENVENISTE — (also Bienveniste, Benvist, Abenbenist, etc.), personal name and surname of a widespread Sephardi family. The name originated in Spain and Provence and means welcome. It is first mentioned in documents from Barcelona in 1079. After the expulsion… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • BENVENISTE (or Benvenist), ḤAYYIM BEN ISRAEL — (1603–1673), Sephardi rabbinic scholar and codifier. Benveniste studied in his native Constantinople mainly under Joseph b. Moses of Trani, and also under joseph samegah . In 1624, when he was only 21, he began to write his detailed commentary on …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • BENVENISTE, IMMANUEL — (Manoel; Venice? c. 1608–Amsterdam c. 1660), Hebrew printer in Amsterdam. Benveniste s name appears in an entry in the Puiboken of that city, dated Feb. 10, 1640: Immanuel Benveniste of Venice, 32 years old, parents still living… Among the… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • BENVENISTE, JOSEPH BEN MOSES DE SEGOVIA — (second half of the 16th century), rabbi and author. Benveniste spent most of his life in Safed but died in Brusa, Turkey. His principal teacher was elisha gallico , but he also studied under isaac luria and samuel b. isaac de uceda . joseph… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • BENVENISTE, JOSHUA RAPHAEL BEN ISRAEL — (1590?–1665?), Turkish rabbi, physician, grammarian, and poet; brother of . Joshua was born in Constantinople and was a disciple of joseph b. moses trani and abraham alegre . He studied grammar under Isaac Uzziel, and medicine under Isaac Caro,… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Abraham Amigo — (c. 1610 c. 1683) was a noted rabbi of Sepharadi descent. He lived in Palestine during the middle of the seventeenth century CE. Abraham was a contemporary of Moses ben Nissim Benveniste, the younger, author of the responsa, Sefer Pene Mosheh.… …   Wikipedia

  • Benveniste (famille) — La famille Benveniste (hébreu : בנבניסטי) est une vieille famille juive riche et savante, originaire de Narbonne, mais dont les nombreuses branches se retrouvent au Moyen Âge à travers l Espagne et la Provence, ainsi qu en Orient. Au… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Abraham Senior — Para el personaje del siglo XVII que tomó este mismo nombre al convertirse al judaísmo, véase Diego Teixeira Sampayo …   Wikipedia Español

  • BOTON, ḤIYYA ABRAHAM BEN AARON DI — (17th century), rabbi and Ereẓ Israel emissary. Ḥiyya di Boton was a grandson of abraham b. moses di boton , and apparently studied in Gallipoli under his uncle, meir di boton . In 1648 he was in Smyrna, where he was a member of the bet din of… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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