Meiri, Menahem ben Solomon, of Perpignan

   French talmudist. He was born in Perpignan. He was a participant in Solomon Adret's polemic against Maimonides, which led to Adret's excom-municating any person who read philosophical works in his youth. Later Meiri disassociated himself from Adret, and supported freedom of thought for the scholars of every country. He wrote studies of halakhah, customs, ethics and philosophy. His Bet ha-Behirah is a commentary on the Talmud.

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