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Yom Tov ben Abraham Asevilli
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Hebrew Name(s): יום טוב בן אברהם אשבילי; ריטב"א
Other Names: Ritva, Ritba, Yom-Tov ben Abraham, Yom Tov Asevilli
Period: Rishonim — 13th–14th Century
Location: Seville, Spain
Dates: 1250–1330

Biography:
Yom Tov ben Abraham Asevilli [asevilli - from Seville] was a student of both RaSHBa (Solomon ben Abraham Adret) and Ra'ah (Aharon HaLevi).
 
His commentary on the Talmud is one of the most frequently referred to today. He also wrote commentaries on the writings of Alfasi and certain works of Naḥmanides.

Works:
Commentary on the Talmud; Ḥiddushe ha-Riṭba

Comments:
Ḥiddushe ha-Riṭba is a collection of novellae.

 

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