Great Leaders of our People
Rabbi Nissim ben Reuven of Gerona was born in Barcelona.
Ran was considered the greatest Halachic authority of his generation, and queries were
sent to him from throughout the Diaspora.
His closest disciple was Rivash. Ran's works include commentaries on the Talmud and on
Alfasi's code, responsa, a recently published commentary on the Bible, and a collection of
The above graphic includes photographs that were provided by VERAfilm archives.