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.
- Geiger, in Oẓar Neḥmad, ii. 172;
- idem, in Jüd. Zeit. x. 285;
- Gross, Gallia Judaica, p. 408.