Jacob of Orléans

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Jacob of Orléans (died September 3, 1189) was a noted Jewish scholar.[1] Jacob was a tosafist in Orléans, France, who studied under Rabbenu Tam. He remained in Orléans until at least 1171, leaving at a later date to go to London, most likely to become a teacher. Jacob was killed during the antisemitic riots that swept through London during the coronation of King Richard I.[2]


  1. ^ "JACOB OF ORLEANS - JewishEncyclopedia.com". www.jewishencyclopedia.com.
  2. ^ "About the London Beth Din | United Synagogue". www.theus.org.uk.