Does anyone know if there is a chart of the Rishonim available? Like a genealogy tree (but for rav/talmid and by region).

If it goes on to Acharonim, even better.

I have one for the Tannoim and Amoroim and find it most useful to remember seniority and schools of thought etc.

Many thanks in advance.

  • Welcome to Mi Yodeya, Etzbah, I hope you enjoy our community. If you don't mind, I've taken the liberty of adding the [product-recommendation] and [rebbe-talmid-muvhak] tags to your post to make it easier to find. Nov 1, 2016 at 17:08
  • Thanks Noach. I wanted to add 'chart' and 'timeline' but it wouldn't let me. Kol tuv
    – Etzbah
    Nov 1, 2016 at 17:21
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    – mevaqesh
    Nov 1, 2016 at 18:34
  • Here's a rough Tosafist one: Rashi, R. Meir ben Shemuel, Rashbam, Rabbenu Tam, Ri Hazaken, Rash Mishants, R. Yehudah Sir Leon, R. Yehiel of Paris, R. Meir of Rothenburg, Rosh, R. Ya'akov ben HaRosh.
    – mevaqesh
    Nov 1, 2016 at 18:50
  • And here's one that includes Catalonia: R. Meir ben Sh'muel, Rashbam, Rabbenu Tam, Ri Hazaken, Ritsba, R. Yehudah ben Yakar, Ramban, Rashba, R. Yehushua Ibn Shuib, R. M'nahem Ibn Zerah.
    – mevaqesh
    Nov 1, 2016 at 19:06

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Rav Mordechai Menachem Reich printed out a pretty comprehensive set of charts which are now available in book form at many seforim stores.

The book is called Toras Hadoros, and is described here as follows:

Mechanchim often find themselves challenged by historical technicalities in the materials they teach. Whether in חומש ,נביא or Jewish history, there is so much that we need to know – but often have no access to information. Rabbi Reich’s Toras Hadoros is a perfect solution. Rabbi Reich spent years in Eretz Yisroel compiling a set of 20 astoundingly informative charts that present the entirety of Jewish history in clear and detailed fashion. The generations from the until אדם הראשון present – the dynasties of the מלכים ,the legacies of the נביאים and of the גדולה כהונה ,Jewish exile and the התורה מסורת from סיני הר מעמד through the periods of the אמוראים תנאים ,...all the way through the האחרונים תקופת ...it’s all there – with dates, basic biographical and other pertinent information. The encyclopedic resource is highly recommended for all Middle Schools and High Schools (Yeshivos, Mesivtos, Bais Yaakovs) as a vital library and/or staff-room resource. Oversize book (20” x 14”) format.

See it here as well.

  • Thanks very much. This looks ideal. Have asked Lehmanns if they can source it in the UK.
    – Etzbah
    Nov 10, 2016 at 14:04

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