Gerondi, Samuel ben Meshullam
- (fl. ?12th-13th cent)Spanish scholar. He lived in Gerona. He wrote a code of laws, Ohel Moed, which have practical applications.
Dictionary of Jewish Biography. Dan Cohn-Sherbok.
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GERONDI, SAMUEL BEN MESHULLAM — (c. 1300), scholar of Gerona, Catalonia. Hardly any biographical details are known of him. Gerondi s fame rests primarily on his Ohel Mo ed (1 (Jerusalem, 1886); 2 (Jerusalem, 1904), a comprehensive code consisting only of such laws as are of… … Encyclopedia of Judaism
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