BENJAMIN OF CAMBRIDGE


BENJAMIN OF CAMBRIDGE
BENJAMIN OF CAMBRIDGE (12th–13th century), English scholar, pupil of R. tam . A number of Benjamin's opinions on halakhah, grammar, and exegesis are preserved in scattered secondary sources. He is referred to as "Benjamin of קנטברייא," formerly interpreted as Canterbury, but without doubt designating Cambridge ("Caunbrigge"). His English origin is confirmed by the citation of one of his opinions by elijah menahem b. moses of London. He is to be identified with "Magister Benjamin" of Cambridge, mentioned in English records, who maintained the local synagogue. -BIBLIOGRAPHY: C. Roth, Intellectual Activities of Medieval English Jewry (1948), 136, 149; H.P. Stokes, Studies in Anglo-Jewish History (1913), 113–4; J. Jacobs, Jews of Angevin England (1893), 54, 281; S. Eppenstein, in: MGWJ, 40 (1896), 178; 41 (1897), 222; Urbach, in: Essays … I. Brodie (Heb. vol., 1966), 13ff. (Cecil Roth)

Encyclopedia Judaica. 1971.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • CAMBRIDGE — CAMBRIDGE, English university city. Cambridge harbored a fairly important Jewish community in medieval times though the report that it dates from 1073 is unfounded. The original synagogue, already apparently disused, was assigned to the… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Benjamin Morrell — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Benjamin Morrell …   Wikipedia Español

  • Benjamin Apthorp Gould — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Benjamin Apthorp Gould Benjamin Apthorp Gould …   Wikipedia Español

  • Benjamin Fondane — (Fundoianu) Barbu Fundoianu Benjamin Wechsler (Wexler, Vecsler) Born November 14, 1898(1898 11 14) Iaşi Died October 2, 1944(1944 10 02) (aged 45) Au …   Wikipedia

  • Benjamin A. Gould — Benjamin Apthord Gould Benjamin Apthorp Gould (* 27. September 1824 in Boston, † 26. November 1896 in Cambridge, Massachusetts) war ein US amerikanischer Astronom, der lange Zeit auch in Argentinien wirkte. Nach seinem Studienabschluß an der …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Benjamin Gould — Benjamin Apthord Gould Benjamin Apthorp Gould (* 27. September 1824 in Boston, † 26. November 1896 in Cambridge, Massachusetts) war ein US amerikanischer Astronom, der lange Zeit auch in Argentinien wirkte. Nach seinem Studienabschluß an der …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Benjamin Mountfort — around 1875 Benjamin Woolfield Mountfort (13 March 1825 – 15 March 1898) was an English emigrant to New Zealand, where he became one of that country s most prominent 19th century architects. He was instrumental in shaping the city of Christchurch …   Wikipedia

  • Benjamin Waterhouse — (March 4, 1754, Newport, Rhode Island October 2, 1846, Cambridge, Massachusetts) was a physician and professor at Harvard Medical School. He is most well known for being the first doctor to test the smallpox vaccine in the United States, which he …   Wikipedia

  • Benjamin Lincoln Robinson — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Benjamin Lincoln Robinson (* 8 de noviembre de 1864, Bloomington, Illinois † 27 de julio de 1935, Jaffrey, New Hampshire) fue un botánico y micólogo estadounidense. Era hijo de James Harvey y de Latricia Maria Drake …   Wikipedia Español

  • Benjamin Netanyahu — בנימין נתניהו Prime Minister of Israel Incumbent Assumed office 31 March 2009 …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.