R. Nissim Gaon – Intellectual Profile

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R. Nissim Gaon
Name
R. Nissim Gaon
ר' ניסים בן יעקב, רבינו ניסים גאון
Dates990?-1062
LocationKairouan
WorksSefer Mafteach Manulei HaTalmud, Megillat Setarim, Talmud commentaries, Halakhic rulings, Chibbur MeHaYeshuah
Exegetical Characteristics
Influenced byR. Yaakov b. Nissim, R. Chushiel b. Elchanan, R. Hai Gaon, R. Chananel b. Chushiel
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Life

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  • Family – His father, R. Yaakov b. Nissim, was an important rabbinic figure in Kairouan. His daughter married the son of R. Shemuel HaNagid.
  • Teachers – His father R. Yaakov b. Nissim, R. Chushiel b. Elchanan
  • Contemporaries –  R. Chananel b. Chushiel
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