Ibn Zerah, Menahem

(d. 1385)
   Spanish codifier. He was injured in the attack on the Jews of Navarre in 1328, and afterwards settled in Toledo. His Tzedah la-Derekh is a handbook of essential Jewish laws for the use of Jews at the royal court.

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