Todros ben Joseph Abulafia (Hebrew : טודרוס בן יוסף אבולעפיה, 1225 – c. 1285) (Hebrew : טודרוס בן יוסף אבולעפא) was a nephew of Meir Abulafia and Chief Rabbi of Castile. Born in Burgos, Spain to a prominent rabbinical family, he moved to Castile and was welcomed by the court of Alfonso X of Castile, joining the royal retinue on a trip to France in 1275. He is the author of Otzar HaKavod, a mystical commentary on the Aggadah, among other works. In his sermon Zikaron LeYehudah, he condemned what he saw as a lack of modesty in the community.
He died in the city of Toledo.
Yosef Hayim was a leading Baghdadi hakham, authority on halakha, and Master Kabbalist. He is best known as author of the work on halakhaBen Ish Ḥai, a collection of the laws of everyday life interspersed with mystical insights and customs, addressed to the masses and arranged by the weekly Torah portion.
Shmaryahu Yosef Chaim Kanievsky was an Israeli Haredi rabbi and posek. He was a leading authority in Haredi Jewish society on legal and ethical practice. Known as the "Prince of Torah", much of his prominence came through Torah education and advice about Jewish law.
Meir ben Todros HaLevi Abulafia, also known as the Ramah, was a major Sephardic Talmudist and Halachic authority in medieval Spain.
Abulafia or Abolafia(Arabic: أبو العافية Abū l-ʿāfiya, Abou l-Afiyya or Abu l-Afia; or Hebrew: אבולעפיה Abulafia) is a Sephardi Jewish surname whose etymological origin is in the Spanish language. The family name, like many other Hispanic-origin Sephardic Jewish surnames, originated in Spain among Spanish Jews (Sephardim), at a time during when it was ruled as Al-Andalus by Arabic-speaking Moors.
Joseph ben Abraham Gikatilla was a Spanish kabbalist, student of Abraham Abulafia.
Shem Tov ben Abraham ibn Gaon was a Spanish Talmudist and kabbalist.
Josiah ben Joseph Pinto was a Syrian rabbi and preacher born in Damascus. His father, Joseph Pinto, was one of the rich and charitable men of that city. Josiah was a pupil of various rabbis in Talmud and Kabala, and later, after his father's death, he studied Talmud under Jacob Abulafia, who ordained him as rabbi. Pinto's permanent residence was in Damascus, where later he officiated as rabbi until his death in Feb. or March 1648. He went twice to Aleppo, and in 1625 he moved to Safed with the intention of settling there, but the death of his young son, Joseph, which occurred a year later, induced him to return to Damascus.
Joseph ben Solomon Ṭaiṭazaḳ, also referred to by the acronym MahaRITaTS, was a talmudic authority and kabalist who lived at Salonica in the 15th and 16th centuries. He was a member of the Taitazak family.
The Synagogue of El Tránsito, also known as the Synagogue of Samuel ha-Levi or Halevi, is a historic synagogue, church, and Sephardic museum in Toledo, Spain. Designed by master mason Don Meir (Mayr) Abdeil, it was built as an annex of the palace of Samuel ha-Levi Abulafia, treasurer to King Peter of Castile, in 1357.
Judah ibn Shabbethai was a Jewish-Spanish poet of the end of the 12th century. He has been identified with the physician Judah b. Isaac of Barcelona, who is praised as a poet by Al-Ḥarizi, but he may also have lived at Burgos.
Kalonymus ben Todros was a Provencal rabbi who flourished at Narbonne in the second half of the twelfth century. He bore the title Nasi, and was the leader of the community when Benjamin of Tudela visited Narbonne in 1165. He and his cousin Levi ben Moses were joint leaders at a later time. From certain letters of Sheshet Benveniste to Kalonymus, it seems probable that the latter died in 1194. The letters are contained in a manuscript of the historian Joseph ha-Kohen. Henri Gross believes that Kalonymus is identical with "Clarimoscus filius Tauroscii," mentioned in a deed of conveyance of 1195 reproduced by Gustave Saige.
Aaron ibn Sargado or Aaron ben R. Joseph ha-Kohen ) was a tenth-century AD gaon in Pumbedita, Babylonia. He was a son of Joseph ha-Kohen.
Abraham Bedersi was a Provençal Jewish poet; he was born at Béziers. The dates of his birth and death have not been ascertained.
Joseph ben Judah ibn Aknin was a Sephardic Jewish writer of numerous treatises, mostly on the Mishnah and the Talmud. He was born in Barcelona, but settled in Fes, where by his own admission he lived as a crypto-Jew. Though a native of Spain, his family had originated in North Africa.
Todros ben Judah Halevi Abulafia was a Jewish poet who wrote primarily in Hebrew. He also wrote poems in Arabic.
Isaac ben Abraham, also called Rabbi Isaac ha-Baḥur and by its Hebrew acronym RIBA (ריב"א) or RIẒBA (ריצב"א), was a tosafist of the late twelfth and early thirteenth centuries.
Todros is a Medieval Sephardic surname and given name that derives from the Greek “Theodoros”, which means "gift/present of God". In some cases, Todros is a literal translation of the Hebrew biblical male name Natan-El.
Joseph ben Rav Jacob HaKohen commonly known as bar Saṭya was the Gaon of Sura from 930-936 and again from 942–948.
Joseph ben Isaac Sambari also known as Qātāya was a 17th century Egyptian Jewish historian and chronicler whose works provide important details about the affairs and conditions of 17th century Egyptian and Levantine Jewry.