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Joseph ibn Migash or Joseph ben Meir HaLevi ibn Migash or Yosef Ibn Meir Ha-Levi Ibn Megas or José ben Meir ibn Megas (early 1077 – c. 1141) (יוסף בן מאיר הלוי אבן מיגאש) was a Rabbi, Posek, and Rosh Yeshiva in Lucena (actually Spain).

- Joseph ibn Migash

He moved to Lucena at the age of 12 to study under the renowned Talmudist Isaac Alfasi.

- Joseph ibn Migash

The most famous of his many students is Rabbi Judah Halevi, author of the Kuzari; he also taught Rabbi Joseph ibn Migash (the Ri Migash), who was in turn a teacher of Rabbi Maimon, father and teacher of Maimonides (Rambam).

- Isaac Alfasi

Isaac Alfasi founded a large Talmudic academy in Lucena, and here also Isaac ibn Ghayyat, Isaac ibn Albalia, and Joseph ibn Migash were prominent.

- Lucena, Córdoba

He left Fes for Al-Andalus, eventually becoming head of the yeshiva in Lucena in 1089.

- Isaac Alfasi

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