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Samson ben Joseph
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

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


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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