JACOB BEN JOSEPH ISRAEL (known also as Joseph Israel):
French scholar; lived at Pont-Audemer in the twelfth century; pupil of Jacob Tam, with whom he carried on a correspondence ("Sefer ha-Yashar," pp. 77-78; Tos. to Ket. 98b), and of Samuel b. Meïr ("Teshubot Rabbane Ẓarfat," No. 3). Gross supposes that Jacob is identical with Jacob of Pont-Audemer, known as a Biblical commentator.
- Gross, Gallia Judaica, p. 441.