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 Asher ben Jehiel -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Ben Jehiel’s primary teacher was Rabbi (Click link for more info and facts about Meir ben Baruch of Rothenburg) Meir ben Baruch of Rothenburg.
Asher had eight sons, the most prominent of whom were Judah and ((Old Testament) son of Isaac; brother of Esau; father of the twelve patriarchs of Israel; Jacob wrestled with God and forced God to bless him, so God gave Jacob the new name of Israel (meaning `one who has been strong against God')) Jacob.
Rabbenu Asher possessed vast Talmudic knowledge, methodical and systematic, and was distinguished for terseness in summing up long Talmudic discussions.
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 Shulkhan Arukh - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In form it is a commentary upon Jacob ben Asher's Arba'ah Turim ("Tur"); but it is really much more comprehensive, going back to the Talmud and the Midrash compilations relating to Jewish law.
Hence Karo took the halakhot of Rabbi Isaac Alfasi (the Rif), Maimonides, and Asher ben Jehiel (the Rosh) as his standards, accepting as authoritative the opinion of two of the three, except in cases where most of the ancient authorities were against them.
As such, he is beloved of God, and preferable to the one who rules from a code but does not know the reason for the ruling; such a one walks like a blind person.
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 Articles - Asher ben Jehiel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Asher ben Jehiel (or Asher ben Yechiel) (1250 or 1259-1328) was an eminent rabbi and Talmudist best known for his abstract of Talmudic law.
Asher had eight sons, the most prominent of whom were Judah and Jacob, author of the Arba'ah Turim code of Jewish law.
Rabbenu Asher possessed "methodical and systematic" Talmudic knowledge, and was distinguished for his ability to adumbrate long Talmudic discussions.
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During the early medieval era, the duties of reading from the Torah and of reciting the prayers were included, as a rule, among the functions of the Hazzan.
The blowing of the shofar was also one of his duties, as may be seen from a responsum of Rabbi Solomon ben Adret (No. 300).
In Spain, however, even at the beginning of the fourteenth century, Jews of the better families seem no longer to have adopted this calling, and the position of the hazzan in Spain was a source of surprise and grief to the German Asher ben Jehiel.
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Abulafia was one of the chief proponents and innovators of "prophetic Kabbala." Rabbi Yehuda Chayat and Rabbi Shlomo ben Aderet (the Rashba) vigorously opposed Rabbi Abraham.
Son-in-law and disciple of Rabbi Avraham ben Yitzchak of Narbonne.
Jacob Ben Asher 1270-1343 (12 Tamuz 5103) Third son of the "Rosh" (Asher ben Jehiel), he achieved fame as a codifier of Jewish law.
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 Parashat VaYelekh - Yitzhak Zimmer
Jehiel and then adds, "and thus it has been written by the Geonim."[13] Presumably, he had in mind the school of thought espoused by Halakhot Gedolot and Saadiah Gaon and their followers.
Jehiel's idea that today the commandment is to write Pentateuchs, Mishnahs and Talmuds, and not specifically Torah scrolls.
Jehiel, that writing a Torah scroll primarily serves Torah scholars, is the source of the view that identifies the Torah with those who study it, that is to say, those who study the Torah are, as it were, Torah scrolls themselves.
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 Asher ben Jehiel --  Encyclopædia Britannica
His work was a source for the great codes of his son Jacob ben Asher (1269–1340) and of Joseph Karo (1488–1575).
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Art, to Ben Shahn, was “one of the last remaining outposts of free speech.” He used art to express his social consciousness.
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 Jacob_ben_Asher   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Jacob ben Asher, in Hebrew Ya'akov ben Asher, (1270-ca 1340) was an influential Medieval rabbinic authority.
He was the son of the Rabbi Asher ben Jehiel (known as the "Rosh"), a German-born Rabbi who moved to Spain.
Two of his brothers (Jehiel and Judah) were also rabbis of different communities in Spain.
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For instance, the three undestined illustrated Haggadot produced by the scribe-artist Joel ben Simeon in Germany and Italy in the third quarter of the fifteenth century; cf.
The earliest surviving manuscript, apart from the Ben Asher codex, consists of fragments from the Book of Nehemiah with Babylonian vocalization found in the Cairo Geniza, written in Da Gunbadan (Iran) in 903/4 (Mss Cambridge, University Library T-S NS 246.262.2, 246.2618 and 283.10; cf.
I refer only to one example, reflected in a responsum by R. Asher Ben Jehiel (1250-1327), most likely in Spain, in which he endorsed the verdict of a heavy fine imposed on someone who owned a book, but refused to lend it.
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 Alfasi, Isaac ben Jacob Ha-Kohen
Alfasi, Isaac ben Jacob Ha-Kohen (of Fez, hence the Arabic Alfasi), called also RIF (from the initials of Rabbi Isaac Fasi), one of the most distinguished Talmudists of the Middle Ages, was born in Kalat ibn Hamad, a village near Fez, Northern Africa, 1013; died in Lucena, Spain, 1013.
The earliest critic was a certain Ephraim, disciple of Alfasi; later, Zerahiah ben Isaac Halevi, in his Hamaor (The Luminary).
The main commentators of the Alfes are: Jonah Gerondi, Nissim ben Reuben, Joseph ibn Habib, and Jonathan ben David of Lunel.
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Rabbi Eliezer [ben Solomon] of Touques, Normandy, whose collections form the basis of most of the Tosafot printed in the standard Talmud editions.
Rabbi Asher ben Jehiel ("Ro"sh," "Asheri") edited collections of Tosafot from the important French schools.
Rabbii Asher's son, Rabbi Jacob, author of the Tur, would play an important role in the merging of the traditions.
www.ucalgary.ca /~elsegal/TalmudMap/Tosafot.html   (773 words)

 Arba'ah Turim by Rabbi Jacob ben Asher
Alfasi's views were compared with those of Maimonides, as well as to the French and German traditions that were contained in the Tosafot literature.
The comparison of the northern European and Spanish legal traditions had been pioneered by Rabbi Jacob's German-born father, Rabbi Asher ben Jehiel (the "Rosh").
The influence of the Arba'ah Turim is thus perceptible in its integration of the Franco-German and Spanish legal traditions, as well as in its fourfold structure, which was later adopted by Rabbi Joseph Caro's Shulhan 'Arukh, and remains the most widely used structure for the organization of law codes and responsa.
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 Jewish Encyclopedia - Articles of Faith
) and R. Eliezer ben Nathan of Mayence enriched the pray er-book with a piyyut in which the six hundred and thirteen commands are rubricated in the order of and in connection with the Decalogue.
It did not meet universal acceptance; but, as its phraseology is succinct, it has passed into the the prayer-book, and is therefore familiar to almost all Jews of the Orthodox school.
In the fourteenth century Asher ben Jehiel of Toledo raised his voice against the Maimonidean Articles of Faith, declaring them to be only temporary, and suggested that another be added to recognize that the Exile is a punishment for the sins of Israel.
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 Jewish History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Semaq was admittedly influenced by Maimonides, whom he quotes quite often.
1250-1329 (9 Cheshvan, 5090) ASHER BEN JEHIEL (Toledo, Spain)
He encouraged his pupil, Isaac ben Joseph, to write Yesod Olam (Foundation of the World), a scientific work on astronomy and the calendar.
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 Rishonim   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Asher ben Jehiel, (Rosh), 13th century German-Spanish Talmudist
Hillel ben Eliakim, (Rabbeinu Hillel), 12the century Talmudist and disciple of Rashi
Samuel ben Judah ibn Tibbon, 12th-13th century French Maimonidean philosopher and translator
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 Wikinfo | Rabbi
This title was first used of Rabban Gamaliel the elder, Rabban Simeon his son, and Rabban Johanan ben Zakkai, all of whom were patriarchs or presidents of the Sanhedrin.
The title 'Rabbi,' too, came into vogue among those who received the laying on of hands at this period, as, for instance, Rabbi Zadok, Rabbi Eliezer ben Jacob, and others, and dates from the time of the disciples of Rabban Johanan ben Zakkai downward.
Israel ben Eliezer, better known as the Baal Shem Tov, or the Besht.
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 S.C.J. FAQ: Section 18.4.19. Reform/Progressive Judaism: Fallacy: Reform rejects most of Maimonides 13 Principles of ...
Acceptance of Maimonides's Thirteen Principles of Faith is not required by halakha, and in fact prominent Jewish authorities both before and after Maimonides have offered a number of different formulations of the principles of Jewish faith.
The successors of Maimonides, from the thirteenth to the fifteeneth century--Nahmanides, Abba Mari ben Moses, Simon ben Zemah, Du ran, Isaac Arama, and Joseph Jaabez--reduced his thirteen articles to three: Belief in G-d; Creation (or revelation); and in providence/retribution.
David ben Yom-Tob ibn Bilia, in his "Yesodot ha- Maskil" (Fundamentals of the Thinking Man), adds to the thirteen of Maimonides thirteen of his own.
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 Ashkenazi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In the literature of the thirteenth century references to the land and the language of Ashkenaz often occur.
i., No. 395); the Responsa of Asher ben Jehiel (pp.
10); the work of his son Jacob ben Asher, Tur Orach Chayim (chapter 59); the Responsa of Isaac ben Sheshet (numbers 193, 268, 270).
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 Asher --  Encyclopædia Britannica
After the Israelites took possession of the Promised Land, Joshua assigned territory to each of the 12 tribes.
The early generation of novelists includes Moshe Smilanski, Joseph Chaim Brenner, Abraham Kabak, Shmuel Yosef Agnon, Asher Barash, and Hayyim Hazaz.
Resource for fan information on Peter Asher and Gordon Waller, a British rock duo that was successful during the British Invasion in the 1960s.
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 Joseph Caro
Rabbi Joseph ben Ephraim Caro made Jewish law (halacha) available to the masses.
He began the Beit Yosef, a commentary on Jacob ben Asher's Arba'ah Turim, in 1522, when he was 34 years old, and finished it 20 years later.
His rulings were generally based on the majority view of Isaac Alfasi, Maimonides and Asher ben Jehiel, though he did retain some discretion to insert his own views, particularly when there was no clear decision.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/biography/Caro.html   (639 words)

 ipedia.com: Jacob ben Asher Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Jacob ben Asher, in Hebrew Ya'akov ben Asher, was an influential Medieval rabbinic authority.
He is often referred to as the Baal ha-Turim "), after his main work in halakha.
A condensation of his father's Talmud commentary, focussing on the legal decisions reached.
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 Women's Megilla Reading \ Aryeh A. Frimer
And this is in accordance with the opinion of R. Joshua ben Levi - for R. Joshua ben Levi said: Women are obligated in the reading of the Megilla.
The 19th and 20th century scholars are often referred to as the aharonei ha-ahronim.
This reason is attributed to R. Isaac ben Aba Mari, Asseret haDibrot, cited by: R. Meir haMe'ili of Narvonna, Sefer haMe'orot, Megilla 19b; R. Aaron ben Jacob of Lunel, Orhot Hayyim, Hilkhot Megilla uPurim, sec.
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 Articles of Faith
That in the poetry of the synagogal ritual this thought often dominates is well known.
No less a thinker than Saadia Gaon composed a liturgical production of this character (see AZHAROT) and R. Eliezer ben Nathan of Mayence enriched the pray er­book with a piyyut in which the six hundred and thirteen commands are rubricated in the order of and in connection with the Decalogue.
It did not meet universal acceptance; but, as its phraseology is succinct, it has passed into the prayer­book, and is therefore familiar to almost all Jews of the Orthodox school.
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 Find in a Library: Orchos chaim of the Rosh = [Orhot hayim] : Rabbeinu Asher's classic "Paths of life" with ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Orchos chaim of the Rosh = [Orhot hayim] : Rabbeinu Asher's classic "Paths of life" with an anthology of contemporary expositions
by Asher ben Jehiel; A Shternbukh; Yaakov Petroff; Shlomo Fox
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 FORWARD : Arts & Letters   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Still, "the entire world sent books to Copenhagen," he said, as he carefully removed several volumes from the shelves to demonstrate the accuracy of this observation.
The oldest book in the collection is a volume of responsa, printed in Constantinople in 1517 and compiled by the 14th-century sage Rabbi Asher ben Jehiel.
That work possesses a commentary that Joseph Caro (the compiler of the Shulkhan Arukh) had sent from Safed to the printer in Sabbioneta, Italy.
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 Parashat Ki Teze - Jacob Gartner
The formulation of this benediction raised several questions among the early halakhic authorities (Rishonim).
For example, Rabbi Asher ben Jehiel (Rosh), 1250-1327, asked (Ketubbot 12):
Assaf, "Halifat She'elot u-Teshuvot ben Sepharad u-ven Tzarfat ve-Ashkenaz," Tarbiz 8 (1937), pp.
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 Cincinncati campus theses A-B, HUC-JIR Libraries
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