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Meir of Rothenburg (c. 1215–1293)

Subject Religion » Judaism

DOI: 10.1111/b.9780631187288.1992.x


German teacher, scholar, tosaphist, and communal leader. He was born in Worms, He became the outstanding rabbinic authority of his generation. He was imprisoned by Emperor Rudolf I at Ensisheim in 1286 for attempting to settle in Palestine; refusing to be ransomed lest European rulers begin to blackmail other communities in a similar way, he died a prisoner. His body was ransomed 14 years later. He wrote numerous responsa, as well as tosaphot and novellae to 18 tractates of the Talmud. ... log in or subscribe to read full text

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