Joselman (Josel) of Rosheim (Loanz, Yoseph ben Gershom)

(1480-1544)
   German writer and communal leader. In 1510 he was elected warden and leader by the Alsatian Jewish communities. He represented German Jewry before secular author-ities and interceded for the Jewish community in times of danger. In 1532 he attempted to curb the activities of the pseudo-messiah Solomon Molcho. Later he defended the Jews against the charges made by Martin Luther.

Dictionary of Jewish Biography. .

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