In Tosfot Shabbat 39b, they cite Harav Rabenu Yonah:

וה"ר יונה מפרש בטלה אפי' בקדירה חייתא והיינו דקאמר בטלה משמע לגמרי מכל דבר:‏

He is not in the list of Baale Tosfot in Wikipedia. He also seems to not be mentioned in Shem Hagedolim. I don't think it's the Rabenu Yonah Girondi who is from Chachme Sfarad. Who is this Rabenu Yonah?

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    Tosafos also mentions Ibn Ezra, who was a Sefardi.
    – N.T.
    Commented Jul 8, 2022 at 22:21
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    The Rosh was heavily influenced by Rabbeinu Yonah in his commentary to Bava Basra, and Tosafos Toques was a contemporary of his.
    – N.T.
    Commented Jul 9, 2022 at 1:01
  • The Rosh on Berachot is almost build only on rabenu yonah
    – kouty
    Commented Jul 9, 2022 at 18:34

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According to R' Issar Kliger in the introduction to his book Rabbi Yehudah bar Ilai, pp. 32-33 it is indeed Rabbeinu Yonah of Girondi. He brings a list of other places in Tosfot where he's mentioned.

R' Yehudah Taub in Biurim Bedinei Shehiyah, Chazarah v'Hatmanah, p. 139 also quotes this Tosfot and refers to him as Rabbeinu Yonah.

According to Wikipedia, this was also the view of Leopold Zunz.

Bear in mind that the Tosfot were still being compiled and edited well into the 14th-15th centuries if I'm not mistaken, and occasionally non-Tosafist rabbis are mentioned, so it's not such a wild thing to see him mentioned there.

  • +1 I see the Rav Taub quotes the Tosfot, but I don't understand what he adds. If the name Rabenu, the Tosfot himself writes ה' ר and this is the acronym of Harav Rabenu. This is not a Chiddush of the Rav Taub.
    – kouty
    Commented Jul 8, 2022 at 11:46
  • @kouty acronyms are tricky business. You interpret ה"ר as Harav Rabenu, but I typically read it as Harav Rabbi - הרב רבי. But yes, I suppose you could argue that it's not much proof. I would focus on Zunz and R' Kliger.
    – Harel13
    Commented Jul 8, 2022 at 11:52
  • good point 15 characters
    – kouty
    Commented Jul 8, 2022 at 12:02

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