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Isaac b. Menahem the Great

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French Talmudist flourished in the second half of the eleventh century. Isaac, who lived at Orlé ans, was a pupil of Eliezer the Great of Mayence, and the teacher of Eliezer ben Judah of Châ lons (Gross, "Gallia Judaica," p. 591), as well as of Rashi, who quotes him five times (B. M. 7b, 23b Shab. 67a Suk. 40a Tem. 4a). He is twice quoted in the Tosafot (Giṭ . 21b Men. 5a) under the name of "Isaac of Orlé ans." Gross also identifies him, contrary to Zunz, with the Isaac of Orlé ans mentioned in Nathan ben Jehiel's "' Aruk." According to a quotation in Mordecai to Baba Meẓ i' a iv., Isaac ben Joseph was personally acquainted with Ṭ ob Elem, though Gross thinks the passage is corrupt.

Bibliography : Zunz, Literaturgesch. p. 127 idem, Z. G. pp. 47, 50,192 Gross, Gallia Judaica , pp. 32, 591.S. S. A. Pe.

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Singer, Isidore, Ph.D, Projector and Managing Editor. Entry for 'Isaac b. Menahem the Great'. 1901 The Jewish Encyclopedia. 1901.

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