Jehudah the Hasid

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Jehudah the Hasid aka Jehudah he-Hasid of Worms aka Yehudah HaChasid aka Judah the Pious aka Judah ben Samuel of Regensburg, not to be confused with Judah he-Hasid Segal ha-Levi, @1660-1700 or Judah Sir Leon Hehasid of Paris aka Judah ben Isaac Messer Leon, 1166–1224

Germany 1150 – 1217


Comments; Rabbi; Qabalist; Messianic prophesy based on astrology; Emphasized that a Hasid (Holy Man) is not necessary the smartest, but the humble, well behaved, joyous man who can bear insult without complaint to God; The Chasidim may go back even further to Philo and the the Wathikim aka The Strongminded;


Teachers: Solomon ibn Gabirol aka Avicebron; Sabbatai Zevi, the False Messiah; grandfather Kalonymus of Speyer; father Samuel heHasid; Rabbi Abraham Aben Ezra; Sa'adya Gaon;


Students: Eleazar Ben Judah AKA Eleazar Ben Judah Ben Kalonymus of Worms aka "Eleazar the Perfumer" aka Elazar Rokeach aka Eleazar ben Samuel, author of "Maaseh Rokeach aka "Work of the Ointment-Maker", @ 1665—1742 ; Moses ben Jacob of Coucy; Gershom Scholem; Baruch ben Samuel of Mainz, author of Sefer ha-Ḥokmah; son Moses Zaltman; Meïr Rothenburg; Rabbi I. S. Langa ; Harav Yehuda HeChasid Shapiro; Rabbi Moses aka the Maharam; Asher ben Jehiel AKA ROSH; Judah ben Jehiel; Martin Buber; Isaac Alfasi; Nissim ben Jacob aka Rav Nissim Gaon; Isaac HaCohen of Soria, @ 1270; Jacob ben Sheshet of Geona; Mordicai Ashkenzai, author of "Eshel Abraham"; Rabbi Dov Ber of Mezeritch, author of "An Inquiry Into Ecstacy" & son of Rabbi Yisrael Baal Shem Tov of Ladi; Chaim Vital Calabres, author of The Gates of Holiness; Aaron HaLevi of Starosselje; Jehudah Hayat aka his son, David ben Yehudah he-Hasid, author of Sefer Mar’ot ha-Zove’ot aka the Book of Mirrors, & Sepher ha-Gevul, which contains an early diagram of the Tree of Life, @1240-1320; Abraham ben Azriel, author of The Spice Garden aka Arugat ha-Bosem, 1234;


Friends; Isaac Ben Moses, the Riaz; Abraham, brother; the Bishop of Salzburg ; the Duke of Regensburg;

Enemies:

Organizations: the Chassidei Ashkenaz; Regensburg yeshiva;


Author: The Book of the Devout aka Sefer Hasidim aka Sepher Chasidim, 1538 ; Sefer Kavod aka Book of Glory & Book of Life @1200 ; Shiur Komah on the Shekhinah ; Sefer Gematriyot, on astrology; perhaps Gan Bosem; Shir Hayichud, including Shir HaKavod; Yechabeh Dim`ati ; Gadol Yichudcha Elohim Beyisrael; Tzava'at Rabbi Yehudah Hechasid, 1583; perhaps Sefer ha-Ḥokmah, the Book of Wisdom; The book of the Honeycomb's Flow aka Sepher Nopheth Suphim;


Resources: http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/articles/9020-judah-ben-samuel-he-hasid-of-regensburg ; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judah_ben_Samuel_of_Regensburg; http://yeranenyaakov.blogspot.com/2012/11/wnd-on-rav-yehuda-hehasids-mashiah.html ; http://www.wnd.com/2012/11/12th-century-rabbi-predicted-israels-future/ http://browse.nypl.org/iii/encore/record/C__Rb10780258__Ssepher__P1%2C26__Orightresult__U__X4?lang=eng&suite=def ;