Isaac Alfasi

1013 - 1103

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Isaac ben Jacob Alfasi ha-Cohen (1013–1103) (Arabic: إسحاق الفاسي, Hebrew: ר' יצחק אלפסי) - 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 122,596 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Isaac Alfasi is the 2,086th most popular writer (up from 2,168th in 2019), the 61st most popular biography from Algeria (down from 57th in 2019) and the 10th most popular Writer.

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Among writers, Isaac Alfasi ranks 2,086 out of 5,755Before him are Erinna, Anastasius Sinaita, Handrij Zejler, Johanna van Gogh-Bonger, Auguste Maquet, and Patrick O'Brian. After him are Bernard Palissy, Djuna Barnes, Dick Francis, Gurju Khatun, João Guimarães Rosa, and Nicholas Rémy.

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Among people born in 1013, Isaac Alfasi ranks 4Before him are Hermann of Reichenau, Sancha of León, and Richeza of Poland, Queen of Hungary. After him are Guaimar IV of Salerno and Geoffrey I of Provence. Among people deceased in 1103, Isaac Alfasi ranks 5Before him are Eric I of Denmark, Magnus Barefoot, Odo I, Duke of Burgundy, and Humbert II, Count of Savoy. After him is Henry I, Margrave of the Saxon Ostmark.

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In Algeria

Among people born in Algeria, Isaac Alfasi ranks 61 out of 184Before him are Mohammed Dib (1920), Paul Masson (1876), Rabah Madjer (1958), Alphonse Juin (1888), Adherbal (-200), and Gaston Julia (1893). After him are Djamila Bouhired (1935), Muhammad ibn Ali as-Senussi (1787), Alain Mimoun (1921), Tony Gatlif (1948), Rabah Bitat (1925), and Roger Hanin (1925).

Among WRITERS In Algeria

Among writers born in Algeria, Isaac Alfasi ranks 10Before him are Marcus Minucius Felix (110), Robert Merle (1908), Assia Djebar (1936), Hélène Cixous (1937), Kateb Yacine (1929), and Mohammed Dib (1920). After him are Mouloud Feraoun (1913), Ahmed Mohammed al-Maqqari (1578), Ibn Manzur (1233), Yasmina Khadra (1955), Mouloud Mammeri (1917), and Boualem Sansal (1949).