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JOSEPH BEN MOSES OF TROYES:

French Talmudist of the first half of the twelfth century. Isaac ben Samuel the Elder quotes in his responsa Talmudic explanations which he received orally from Joseph of Troyes. The latter is probably identical with Joseph ben Moses, who was an elder contemporary of Rabbenu Tam. The latter addresses Joseph in a letter as "my honored teacher"; while Joseph designates R. Tam as one of his most intimate friends, and regrets that he has been obliged to leave the place (Troyes) where R. Tam is staying. It is doubtful whether this Joseph is identical with the tosafist Joseph ben Moses who is quoted in the earlier tosafot to Yoma 20b and in Judah Sir Leon's tosafot to Ber. 22b.

Bibliography:
  • Gross, Gallia Judaica, p. 238;
  • Zunz, Z. G. p. 38.
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