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BONVIVA, or French BONNEVIE (Hebrew ), BEN ISAAC:

French Tosafist; flourished probably early in the thirteenth century at Château-Thierry. He and his father are mentioned in the manuscript Tosafot to the treatise Beẓah 6a, owned by R. N. Rabbinovicz. Since these Tosafot are presumably older than those printed, the Bonnevie father and son are believed to have lived at the beginning of the thirteenth century. "BonneVie" is probably another name for Ḥayyim ben Isaak, one of whose important juristic decisions is cited in "Mordecai" (B. B. ix. 626), "Ḥayyim" being the Hebrew term for the French "Bonne-Vie."

Bibliography:
  • Gross, in Magazin, iv. 209;
  • idem, Gallia Judaica, pp. 258, 259.
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