Salant, Samuel

(1816-1909)
   Palestinian rabbi, of Polish origin. He was born near Bialystok. He set out for Palestine in 1840, but was delayed in Constantinople, where he met Sir Moses Montefiore. In 1841 he reached Jerusalem, where he became rabbi of the Ashkenazi community. In 1878 he became Ashkenazi chief rabbi. He served various Jewish organizations and travelled widely in Europe to collect money for religious institutions in Jerusalem. A number of his novellae were published in talmudic journals.

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