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Ibn Migash, Joseph ha-Levi ben Me’ir
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Joseph ha-Levi ben Me’ir ibn Migash (1077– 1141), the successor to Isaac al-Fāsī (the Rif) as head of the yeshiva in Lucena, the center of talmudic learning in al-Andalus, was born in Seville. At the age of twelve or so he went to Lucena to study with al-Fāsī. He continued under his tutelage for fourteen years, becoming his prime student and succeeding him upon his death in 1103. He continued as head of the yeshiva for thirty-eight years. There is evidence that during this time he traveled to other cities in Spain. He also refers to a visit to Fez.

Directly and through his numerous students, I…

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Samuel Morell, “Ibn Migash, Joseph ha-Levi ben Me’ir”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 01 October 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_COM_0010870>
First published online: 2010

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