Kalonymus ben Todros

Kalonymus ben Todros (Hebrew: קלונימוס בן טודרוס) (d. ca. 1194) was a Provencal rabbi who flourished at Narbonne in the second half of the twelfth century. He bore the title Nasi, and was the leader of the community when Benjamin of Tudela visited Narbonne in 1165. He and his cousin Levi ben Moses were joint leaders at a later time. From certain letters of Sheshet Benveniste to Kalonymus, it seems probable that the latter died in 1194. The letters are contained in a manuscript of the historian Joseph ha-Kohen. Henri Gross believes that Kalonymus is identical with "Clarimoscus filius Tauroscii," mentioned in a deed of conveyance of 1195 reproduced by Gustave Saige.

Seal of Nasi Kalonymos ben Todros, showing the royal lion of Judah

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  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainIsaac Broydé and Richard Gottheil (1901–1906). "Kalonymus ben Todros". In Singer, Isidore; et al. (eds.). The Jewish Encyclopedia. New York: Funk & Wagnalls.