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SIMEON B. YANNAI – Palestinian amora of the third century. He transmits a halakic saying of his father's which he had received from his sister, who had heard it uttered (Yer. Shab. 14b, 15d). Some of Simeon's haggadic explanations of Scriptural...
SIMEON BEN YOḤAI – Pupil of Akiba. Tanna of the second century; supposed author of the Zohar; born in Galilee; died, according to tradition, at Meron, on the 18th of Iyyar (= Lag be-'Omer). In the Baraita, Midrash, and Gemara his name occurs...
SIMEON B. ZABDAI (ZEBID) – Palestinian amora of the third century; teacher of the son of Assi (Yer. Shab. 9a). A few of his interpretations of Scriptural passages have been preserved. Referring to II Chron. xxx., he assigns as the reason for the postponed...
SIMEON B. ẒEMAḤ DURAN – See Duran.
SIMEONITES – See Simeon, Tribe of.
SIMFEROPOL – Capital of the government of Taurida, Russia, a city on the Salghir river, near Sebastopol. In the beginning of the nineteenth century it had a considerable Jewish community, and at present Jews constitute one-fourth of a total...
SIMḤAH (FREUDEMANN) EPHRAIM BEN GERSHON BEN SIMEON BEN ISAIAH HA-KOHEN – Rabbi in Belgrade; born about 1622; died 1669. He succeeded his teacher Judah Lerma as rabbi at Belgrade, and wrote a preface to the latter's "Peleṭat Bet Yehudah" (Venice, 1647).In 1657 Simḥah published at Venice his "Sefer...
SIMḤAH B. GERSHOM HA-KOHEN PORT RAPA – See Rapa (Portrapa), Simḥah ben Gershom ha-Kohen.
SIMḤAH B. ISAAC B. KALONYMUS HA-KOHEN – One of the Worms Jews who were killed by the pilgrims of the First Crusade on May 25, 1096. When his father, Mar Isaac, and his seven brothers had been slain by the Crusaders, Simḥah declared he would not die without having...
SIMḤAH, ISAAC BEN MOSES – See Luzki, Simḥah Isaac ben Moses.
SIMḤAH OF ROME – Scholar and rabbi of the Roman community in the last quarter of the thirteenth century. He was given an open letter by the community and sent out to find Maimonides' commentary on the Mishnah and bring it back with him. He...
SIMḤAH B. SAMUEL OF SPEYER – German tosafist of the thirteenth century. Neither the year of his birth nor that of his death is known. He took part in the rabbinical synod held at Mayence in Tammuz (July), 1223, being one of the signers of the decrees and...