List of rabbis known by acronyms

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16th-century depiction of Rashi

A number of prominent rabbis have been known by acronyms.

Name Acronym Dates
Abraham ben David Rabad 1125–1198
Isaac Alfasi Rif 1013–1103
Moses ben Jacob Cordovero Ramak 1522–1570
Gersonides Ralbag 1288–1344
Moshe Hacohen Ramach 1874–1950
Aharon HaLevi Ra'ah 1235–1290
Isaac ben Sheshet Rivash 1326–1408
David Kimhi Radak 1160–1235
Moshe Chaim Luzzatto Ramchal or Ramhal 1707–1746
Samuel David Luzzatto Shadal 1800–1865
Maimonides Rambam 1135–1204
Meïr Leibush ben Jehiel Michel Weiser Malbim 1809–1879
Meir ben Samuel Ram 1060–1135
Isaac ben Meir Rivam 1090–1130
Elijah Mizrachi Re'em 1455–1525
Nahmanides Ramban 1194–1270
Nissim of Gerona Ran 1320–1376
Samuel ben Meir Rashbam 1085–1158
Shlomo Yitzhaki Rashi 1040–1105
Simeon bar Yochai Rashbi 1st century
Shlomo ben Aderet Rashba 1235–1310
Yom Tov Asevilli Ritva 1250–1330
Judah ben Nathan Riban 11th-12th centuries
Moses Isserles Rema 1520–1572

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