15th-Century Rabbis; Josel of Rosheim, Joseph Albo, Joseph Ibn Shem-Tov, Joseph Colon Trabotto, Yom-Tov Lipmann-Muhlhausen, Judah Messer Leon

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General Books LLC, 2010 - 114 pages
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 27. Chapters: Josel of Rosheim, Joseph Albo, Joseph ibn Shem-Tov, Joseph Colon Trabotto, Yom-Tov Lipmann-Muhlhausen, Judah Messer Leon, Simeon ben Zemah Duran, Elia del Medigo, Isaac ben Moses Arama, Profiat Duran, Isaac ben Sheshet, Obadiah ben Abraham, Israel Isserlein, Hasdai Crescas, Yaakov ben Moshe Levi Moelin, Jacob Pollak, Solomon Alami, Elijah Mizrachi, Jacob Weil, Israel Bruna, Shem Tov ibn Shem Tov, Jacob ben Judah Landau, Judah ben Eliezer ha-Levi Minz, Moses Capsali, Ephraim Alnaqua, Israel of Krems, Solomon ben Simon Duran, Solomon ben Reuben Bonfed, Jehiel ben Samuel Pisa, Joseph ibn Habib, Maimun Najar, Joel ibn Shu'aib, Moses ben Isaac ha-Levi Minz, Saadia Ibn Danan, Nathan Najar, Abraham Ben Zmirro, Mordecai Najar. Excerpt: Josel of Rosheim (alternatively: Joselin, Joselmann, Yoselmann, German: , Hebrew: Joseph ben Gershon mi-Rosheim, or Joseph ben Gershon Loanz; c. 1480 - March, 1554) was the great advocate ("shtadlan") of the German and Polish Jews during the reigns of the Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I and Charles V. His stature among the Jews, and the protected status he gained for himself and for the Jews within the Holy Roman Empire, rested in part on his skills as an advocate and in part from the Jewish role in financing the expenses of the emperor. Josel of Rosheim remains a major figure of the History of Jews in Alsace. His family probably originated from the French Louhans. One of his ancestors was Jacob ben Jehiel Loans, personal physician to emperor Frederick III, ennobled for his medical achievements, and also Hebrew teacher of the well-known humanist, lawyer and philosopher Johannes Reuchlin. Despite the favor shown to this ancestor, his family history also shows the precarious position of Jews during this era. In 1470, three of his father's brothers, including Rabbi Elias, were prosecuted in En...

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