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I consider Josephus Jewish. We can debate later whether changes to his manuscript were made. From Jewish Encyclopedia of 1906, listed under the section of baptism: This thought is expressed in the well-known passage in Josephus in which he speaks of John the Baptist (Antiquities of the Jews xviii. 5, § 2): "The washing would be acceptable to him, if ...


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147zcbm made what even 147zcbm thought was a wild inference from how things are ordered in the Aruch Hashulchan. You'll never believe what happened next. The Aruch Hashulchan was written by R' Yechiel Michel Halevi Epstein. His son, R' Baruch Halevi Epstein, author of the Torah Temima, also wrote an autobiographical work called Mekor Baruch. His research, ...


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The Aruch Hashulchans son Rabbi Baruch Epstein writes in his book Mekor Baruch which details his life and family history, that his family had a tradition that they were originally expelled from Spain along with the majority of Spanish Jewry in 1492. He writes that his family as well as some Horowitzs are descendents of the great Rabbinical Benveniste family. ...


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SimpleToRemember.com has a mesorah chain that goes up through the RaM"A. From Rashi to the RaM"A looks like this: Rav Shlomo Yitzchaki - ‘“Rashi’” (1105) R’ Shmuel ben Meir (Rashbam) (1174) R’ Yaakov ben Meir (Rabbenu Tam) (1171) Eliezer Me-Metz (1175) Rokeach (1238) R’ Yitzchak of Vienna (Ohr Zaruah) Rav Meir of Rothenberg ...


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According to Hebrew Wikipedia he received Semicha from the Chacham Tzvi. קיבל סמיכה מאת החכם צבי Still following the trail at Hebrew WP, he, in turn, learned from his grandfather, R' Ephraim Hakohen (אפרים הכהן), author of the commentary Machaneh Ephraim on the Torah. He, in turn, learned from R' Moshe Lima (משה לימא), author of the commentary ...



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