JOSEPH BEN BARUCH:(Redirected from JOSEPH OF CLISSON.)
Tosafist of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. Gross identifies him with Joseph of Clisson. Joseph resided for some time in Paris, where he associated with Judah Sir Leon and instructed Samuel of Falaise in special subjects.
In 1211 he emigrated with his brother Meïr to Palestine by way of Egypt. It was probably Joseph who took to England the Hebrew translation of the "Cuzari" which had been made by Judah Cardinal. Judah al-Ḥarizi met Joseph and his brother as heads of the new congregation of Jerusalem ("Taḥkemoni," xlvi.). Joseph is cited in the Tosafot as "Joseph of Jerusalem" (Pes. 15a), "Joseph, inhabitant of Jerusalem" (Meg. 4a), and "R. Joseph of Palestine" (Ḳid. 34a). Explanations of his are quoted by Bezaleel Ashkenazi in his "Shiṭṭah Meḳubbeẓet," and in various commentaries on the Pentateuch. To Joseph of Clisson are attributed consultations ("Maimoniyyot,"
He is referred to as "Joseph
- Zunz, Z. G. p. 52;
- idem, to Asher's Benjamin of Tudela, ii. 256;
- idem, Literaturgesch. p. 324;
- Gross, in R. E. J. iv. 178;
- idem, Gallia Judaica, p. 595;
- Fuenn, Keneset Yisrael, p. 495.