Gerondi, Jonah Ben-abraham

Gerondi, Jonah ben-Abraham (surnamed ha-Chasid, i.e., "the Pious"), a Jewish rabbi of the 13th century, who died at Toledo in 1263, is the author of אגרת התשובה, or, a treatise on repentance and asceticism (Cracow, 1586, and often): — שערי תשובה, on repentance (Constantinople, 1511): — ס8 היראה, on the fear of God (ibid. eod.; Judeo-German translation, Freiburg, 1583): — דת הנשים, on the precepts to be observed by women (Cracow, 1609): — ס8 אסור והתר, on things allowed and prohibited (Ferrara, 1555): — על פרקי אבות פרוש, a commentary on the Pirke Aboth (edited after a MS. by Dolizki, Berlin, 1848). See Furst, Bibl. Jud. 1:327 sq.; De' Rossi, Dizionario Storico (Germ. transl.), page 113. (B.P.)

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