Abulafia, Hayyim ben Jacob

(1580-1668)
   Palestinian talmudist. In 1666 he was one of the delegation who went to Gaza to investigate the authenticity of Nathan of Gaza's prophecies about Shabbetai Tzevi.

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  • ABULAFIA, ḤAYYIM BEN JACOB — (II) (c. 1660–1744), rabbi, known as the Second. He is grandson of hayyim ben jacob abulafia the First. About 1666 the Abulafia family moved from Hebron to Jerusalem, where Hayyim studied with Moses Galante and others. In 1699 he went on a… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • ABULAFIA, ḤAYYIM BEN JACOB — (1580–1668), Palestinian talmudist, known as the First. After studying in Safed, Abulafia was ordained by his father in about 1618. In 1628 Abulafia settled in Jerusalem and later moved to Hebron, where despite his advanced age he directed the… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Hayyim ben Jacob Abulafia — Abulafia Synagogue, Tiberias …   Wikipedia

  • ABULAFIA, ḤAYYIM BEN DAVID — (c. 1700–1775), rabbi and codifier. Abulafia, a grandson of Ḥayyim ben Jacob Abulafia, was born either in Jerusalem or in Smyrna. He studied under isaac rappaport , author of Battei Kehunnah. About 1740 he was appointed rabbi of Larissa (Greece) …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • JACOB BEN JACOB HA-KOHEN — (mid 13th century), Spanish kabbalist. Jacob was born in Soria and lived for some time in Segovia. He wandered among the Jewish communities in Spain and Provence, looking for remnants of earlier kabbalistic writings and traditions preserved by… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • VITAL, ḤAYYIM BEN JOSEPH — (1542–1620), one of the greatest kabbalists. Vital was born in Ereẓ Israel, apparently in Safed. His father, Joseph Vital Calabrese, whose name indicates his origin from Calabria, South Italy, was a well known scribe in Safed (see responsa of… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • ABULAFIA — (Heb. אַבּוּלְעֲפְיָה; Arabic for father of health ; also Abulaffia, Abulefia, Abualefia, Abu Alafia, etc.), widespread and influential family, members of which were rabbis, poets, statesmen, and communal leaders in Spain. After the expulsion of… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • ABULAFIA, ISAAC — (d. 1764), talmudist and emissary for Ereẓ Israel. Abulafia was the son of Ḥayyim ben Moses (?) Abulafia. He immigrated with his father to Tiberias in 1740. Active in the rebuilding of Tiberias, he went in 1743 as an emissary for this purpose to… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • ABULAFIA, JACOB BEN SOLOMON — (1550?–1622?), Damascus rabbi. Abulafia, the grandson of jacob b. moses berab , studied under solomon absaban and under Moses Besodo – apparently in Damascus – together with Yom Tov Ẓahalon . There is evidence that he may have been friendly with… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Joseph ben Ephraim Karo — Joseph Karo Artistic conception of Karo s appearance Born 1488 Toledo, Spain Died 24 March 1575 Safed Joseph ben Ephraim Karo, also …   Wikipedia

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