Judah

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The name Judah can refer to:

All later individuals, groups and places of this name are directly or indirectly derived from this Judah.

Ethnic, political and geographic names and terms

  • The Tribe of Judah, the Hebrew tribe whose members regarded the above as their eponymous ancestor
  • The Kingdom of Judah, the Biblical kingdom ruled by the royal line of David
  • Yehud Medinata, the Babylonian and Persian province organised from the former kingdom of Judah
  • Judea, the former territory of the Kingdom of Judah after its demise (c. 586 BC), being successively a Babylonian, a Persian, a Ptolemaic and a Seleucid province, an independent kingdom under the Hasmoneans regarding itself as successor of the Biblical one, a Roman dependent kingdom and a Roman province
  • Iudaea Province, Roman province, with the Latin spelling
  • Jew, derived from Hebrew "Yehudi" יהודי (literally, "Judean"); the derivation is more clear in German "Jude" and in Slavic "Zhid"
  • Judean Mountains, modern Israeli name for the mountains around Jerusalem, politically divided between Israel and the Occupied West Bank
  • Judea and Samaria, official Israeli name for the West Bank

People

Given name

Persons that had only the name Judah

Those persons had neither middle name nor last name

Persons that had Judah as their first or middle name

  • Judah P. Benjamin, a politician and lawyer in the United States and Confederate States of America
  • Judah Nagler, singer, guitarist and songwriter for indie-pop band The Velvet Teen
  • Yehuda Alharizi, prominent Medieval Spanish rabbi, translator, poet and traveller
  • Yehuda Amichai, Israeli poet
  • Yehuda Amital, Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshivat Har Etzion and a former member of the Israeli cabinet
  • Judah Lew ben Bezalel, the Maharal, an important Talmudic scholar, Jewish mystic, and philosopher who served as a leading rabbi in Prague (now in the Czech Republic) for most of his life
  • Judah Freed. American author and journalist
  • Yehuda Gilad (musician), clarinetist
  • Yehuda Gilad (politician), rabbi and politician
  • Yehuda Krinsky, Chabad Lubavitch Hasidic rabbi
  • Naftali Zvi Yehuda Berlin, Rosh yeshiva of the Volozhin yeshiva and author of several works of rabbinic literature in Lithuania
  • Dr. Judah Folkman, American cellular biologist, founder of the field of antiangiogenesis
  • Judah Friedlander, American actor. *30 Rock
  • Judah VanSyckel, author of "The Moe's Manifesto" and an early work on the impact of the Bush doctrine in foreign relations.
  • Judah Ben-Hur, main character of the 1880 Lew Wallace novel, "Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ". Also the 1959 film "Ben-Hur", which starred Charlton Heston.

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