Abulafia, Todros ben Joseph

(1220-98)
   Spanish kabbalist. He was the spiritual leader of the Jewish community in Castile. His Ozar ha-Kavod combines kabbalistic doctrines of gnostic circles in Castile with those of the Gerona school.

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  • ABULAFIA, TODROS BEN JOSEPH HA-LEVI — (c. 1220–1298), Spanish rabbi and kabbalist. Rabbi Todros ben Joseph ha Levi was born in Burgos, Spain, and died in Toledo. The Abulafia family was famous and respected in Spain. His uncle, Rabbi Meir ha Levi abulafia , was the exilarch of… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • ABULAFIA, TODROS BEN JUDAH HA-LEVI — (1247–after 1298), Hebrew poet. He was born in Toledo and spent most of his life there. Todros was a member of a well known family of the city, although his kinships with other Abulafias, such as meir abulafia , or with the Rav, todros ben joseph …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Todros ben Joseph Abulafia — (1225 ca. 1285) (Hebrew: טודרוס בן יוסף אבולעפא) was a nephew of Meir Abulafia and Chief Rabbi of Castile. He is the author of Otzar HaKavod , a mystical commentary on the Aggadah. References * [http://www.lookstein.org/resources/bionotes.pdf… …   Wikipedia

  • PHINEHAS BEN JOSEPH HA-LEVI — (13th century), Hebrew poet and paytan in Toledo. According to some scholars Phinehas was the brother of aaron ha Levi of Barcelona to whom the Sefer ha Ḥinnukh is attributed. He was one of the rivals of todros b. judah abulafia in the court of… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Abulafia (disambiguation) — Abulafia (the Latinized version of the Arabic name أبو العافية, Abu l Afiyya , he. אבולעפיה) can refer to:#Name of a widely scattered Sephardi Jewish family, one of whose branches, for the sake of clearer designation, bore the surname of ha Levi …   Wikipedia

  • Abulafia — (12–14th centuries)    Spanish family. The members of the Abulafia family were community leaders, poets, rabbis and Cabbalists in medieval Spain. The most important branch of the family lived in Toledo. Especially significant were the following.… …   Who’s Who in Jewish History after the period of the Old Testament

  • Meir Abulafia — is commonly known as the Ramah (Hebrew: רמ ה). He should not be confused with Moses Isserles, known as the Rema or the Rama (Hebrew: רמ א). Meir ben Todros HaLevi Abulafia (c. 1170 – 1244, Burgos, Spain), also known as the Ramah (Hebrew: הרמ ה)… …   Wikipedia

  • BEDERSI, ABRAHAM BEN ISAAC — (c. 1230–c. 1300), Hebrew poet in southern France. The designation Bedersi indicates that he originated from Béziers (Heb., בדריש). He may be identical with the Abraham Mosse de Montepessulano (Montpellier; otherwise Abram de Sala) mentioned in… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • MOSES BEN SHEM TOV DE LEON — (c. 1240–1305), a leading kabbalist, author of the bulk of the zohar . (For later views on the authorship of the Zohar, see the addendum to zohar .) Moses was apparently born in Leon, near Castile – he also calls himself Moses from the town of… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • ISAAC BEN ABRAHAM — (Riẓba; 12th century), French tosafist. Isaac is variously referred to as Riẓba, Riba, and Isaac ha Baḥur of Dampierre. He was the pupil of Isaac b. Samuel ha Zaken and also studied for a time under jacob tam . He was not a pupil of judah b.… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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