Isaac Alfasi

1013 - 1103

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Isaac ben Jacob Alfasi ha-Cohen (1013–1103) (Hebrew: ר' יצחק אלפסי, Arabic: إسحاق الفاسي) - also known as the Alfasi or by his Hebrew acronym Rif (Rabbi Isaac al-Fasi), was a Maghrebi Talmudist and posek (decider in matters of halakha - Jewish law). He is best known for his work of halakha, the legal code Sefer Ha-halachot, considered the first fundamental work in halakhic literature. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Isaac Alfasi has received more than 118,656 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia. Isaac Alfasi is the 2,169th most popular writer (down from 1,963rd in 2019), the 57th most popular biography from Algeria (down from 52nd in 2019) and the 10th most popular Algerian Writer.

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Among writers, Isaac Alfasi ranks 2,169 out of 5,794Before him are Jovan Jovanović Zmaj, Joseph Mohr, Pierre Lemaitre, Johannes Mario Simmel, Cornelia Funke, and Mohammed Dib. After him are Alberto Manguel, Daqiqi, Servius Sulpicius Rufus, Rutilius Taurus Aemilianus Palladius, Nikolay Dobrolyubov, and Inger Christensen.

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Among people born in 1013, Isaac Alfasi ranks 3Before him are Hermann of Reichenau and Sancha of León. After him is Richeza of Poland, Queen of Hungary. Among people deceased in 1103, Isaac Alfasi ranks 4Before him are Eric I of Denmark, Magnus Barefoot, and Odo I, Duke of Burgundy. After him is Humbert II, Count of Savoy.

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In Algeria

Among people born in Algeria, Isaac Alfasi ranks 57 out of 164Before him are Alphonse Juin (1888), Francisco Serrano, 1st Duke of la Torre (1810), Rabah Madjer (1958), Adherbal (-200), René Viviani (1862), and Mohammed Dib (1920). After him are Ali Kafi (1928), Lakhdar Brahimi (1934), Rachid Taha (1958), Alain Mimoun (1921), Thelma Schoonmaker (1940), and Tony Gatlif (1948).

Among WRITERS In Algeria

Among writers born in Algeria, Isaac Alfasi ranks 10Before him are Assia Djebar (1936), Bernard-Henri Lévy (1948), Robert Merle (1908), Hélène Cixous (1937), Kateb Yacine (1929), and Mohammed Dib (1920). After him are Mouloud Feraoun (1913), Ahmed Mohammed al-Maqqari (1578), Yasmina Khadra (1955), Mouloud Mammeri (1917), Boualem Sansal (1949), and Emmanuel Roblès (1914).