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The 1901 Jewish Encyclopedia

Isaac Ben Joseph of Corbeil

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French ritualist flourished in the second half of the thirteenth century. He was the son-in-law of R. Jehiel ben Joseph of Paris, whose school he attended, and the pupil of the "Great Men of Evreux," notably of Samuel, whom he calls "the Prince" () of Evreux. Isaac's conspicuous piety drew toward him many disciples, the best known of whom were Perez ben Elijah of Corbeil, Baruch Ḥ ayyim ben Menahem of Niort, and his fellow citizen Joseph ben Abraham. He was induced by his pupils to publish in 1277 an abridgment of Moses ben Jacob of Coucy's "Sefer Miẓ wot Gadol" (called "Semag" from its initials ), under the title "' Ammude ha- Golah" or "Sefer Miẓ wot Ḳ aṭ an" (generally called "Semaḳ " from the initials ). This work was most favorably received by the communities of France and Germany, and has often been edited and annotated. Isaac also published "Liḳ ḳ uṭ im" (collectanea), and several small compilations containing his ritual decisions. The "Kol Bo" (No. 128) contains a long fragment of a Talmudic work of R. Isaac, with this superscription: .

Bibliography : Carmoly, Biographics des lsraé lites de France , p. 45 Rev. Et. Juives , 4:213, 6:168 Gross, Gallia Judaica , pp. 563-565.L. G. S. K.

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Singer, Isidore, Ph.D, Projector and Managing Editor. Entry for 'Isaac Ben Joseph of Corbeil'. 1901 The Jewish Encyclopedia. 1901.

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