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MEÏR B. ISAAC OF TRINQUETAILLE:

French scholar of the twelfth century; a member of the family of Menahem Meïri of Perpignan. He was a native of Carcassonne, whence his father took him to Provence, where he soon became one of the most distinguished pupils of Abraham David (RaBaD) of Posquières. After settling at Trinquetaille, a suburb of Arles, he composed the following two works: "Sefer ha-'Ezer," a defense of Alfasi against the attacks of Zerahiah b. Isaac ha-Levi Gerondi; "Ḥibbur ha-Muḳẓeh," a treatise enumerating all the things that may not be touched on Sabbaths and feast-days.

Bibliography:
  • Gross, Gallia Judaica, p. 246;
  • Isaac de Lattes, Sha'are Ẓiyyon, p. 72;
  • Meïri, Introduction to the Bet ha-Beḥirah, p. 17b;
  • Renan-Neubauer, Les Rabbins Français, p. 515.
J. S. K.
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