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Samson ben Joseph
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Hebrew Name(s): שמשון בן יוסף
Other Names: Samson ben Joseph of Falasie, Samson ben Joseph of Falasie (the Elder)
Period: Rishonim — 12th Century
Location: France
Dates: 12th Century

Biography:
Samson ben Joseph was the grandfather of Tosafists, Isaac ben Abraham of Dampierre (Rizba) and Samson of Sens (RaSh.)

Works:
Tosafot

Comments:
Samson ben Joseph wrote Tosafot to the Talmudical treatises Shabbat, Erubin, Yebamot, and Ḥullin. He also recorded ritual decisions, one of which was criticised by Jacob Tam.

 

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