Edels, Samuel Eliezer (Maharsha)

(1555-1631)
   Polish talmudist. He was born in Krakow and settled in Posen, where he married the daughter of Moses Ashkenazi Heilpern. His mother-in-law Edel (by whose name he became known) supported him and his disciples for years. He was later a rabbi in Chelm, Lublin and Ostrog, where he founded a yeshivah. His Hiddushe Halakhot is a talmudic commentary which is included in most editions of the Talmud.

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