Church of St. Matthew

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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Rabbi instructing children in 2004

Joseph ibn Migash

Rabbi instructing children in 2004

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).

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

Isaac Albalia

Isaac ben Baruch Albalia (יִצְחָק בֶּן בָּרוּךְ אַלבּאליה, Yiṣḥaq ben Barukh Albalia)

Isaac ben Baruch Albalia (יִצְחָק בֶּן בָּרוּךְ אַלבּאליה, Yiṣḥaq ben Barukh Albalia)

First educated by a Jew from Perigord, Albalia went on to the academy in Lucena, where he struck up a close friendship with Me'ir ibn Migash, father of Joseph ibn Migash, and then settled in Granada.

Although he had strong disagreements with Isaac Alfasi, before his death he asked his son Baruch to go to Lucena and study with him.