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MESHULLAM BEN KALONYMUS BEN TODROS:

French scholar of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries; nasi of Narbonne. Meshullam sided with Judah al-Fakhkhar in his attacks on the works of Maimonides and the philosophers. Nevertheless, he blamed Al-Fakhkhar for the excessive ardor with which the latter fought the Maimonists, saying that among the latter there were many great and pious Jews. In a letter which he wrote to Al-Fakhkhar, Meshullam particularly asked him to be indulgent toward David Ḳimḥi. Al-Fakhkhar yielded to his friend's request, assuring him that he would write nothing against Ḳimḥi.

Bibliography:
  • Geiger, in Oẓar Neḥmad, ii. 172;
  • idem, in Jüd. Zeit. x. 285;
  • Gross, Gallia Judaica, p. 408.
S. S. M. Sel.
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