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ISRAEL OF VALABREGUE:

French Talmudist of the first half of the fourteenth century. He lived apparently at Tarascon, and was among the small number of Jews that remained in France after the expulsion in 1306. Israel was a pupil of Immanuel of Tarascon, and is said to have written several works. Gross assumes that Rotelus of Olobrega, who lived at Tarascon in 1299, and is mentioned in a Latin document (Camille Arnaud, "Essai sur la Condition des Juifs en Provence," p. 22, Forcalquier, 1879), is identical with Israel, the name being a diminutive.

Bibliography:
  • Sha'are Ziyyon, in Berliner's Magazin, iv. 75;
  • Gross, Gallia Judaica, p. 25.
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