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The 1901 Jewish Encyclopedia

Hai Ben Nahshon

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Gaon of Sura (889-896) and president of the school of Nehardea. He was, according to a manuscript in the Vatican Library, the author of opinions on many Talmudical tractates. He protested against reciting "Kol Nidre" (Rosh, on Yoma, end Ṭ ur Oraḥ Ḥ ayyim, 619 Kol Bo, § 68). His father, R. Nahshon, and grand-father, R. Zadok, were both geonim.

Bibliography : Rechts-Gutachten der Geonen , ed. Cassel, p. 9 Fü rst, in Orient, Lit. 10:261 Rapoport, in Bikkure ha-' Ittim , 10:37, 11:82 Steinschneider, Die Arabische Literatur , p. 101, note 1 Neubauer, M. J. C. 1:39, 189 Lands-huth, ' Ammude ha-' Abodah , 1:62 Harkavy, Teshubot ha-Geonim , p. 384 Halé vy, Dorot ha-Rishonim , 3:282 see also Jew. Encyc. 5:571, s.v. Gaon .E. C. M. Sc.

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Singer, Isidore, Ph.D, Projector and Managing Editor. Entry for 'Hai Ben Nahshon'. 1901 The Jewish Encyclopedia. 1901.

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