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MEYER, SAMUEL:

German rabbi; born in Hanover Feb. 26, 1819; died there July 5, 1882. He studied Talmud in his native city and at Frankfort-on-the-Main, and attended the University of Bonn. In 1845 he was chosen successor to Nathan Adler as district rabbi of Hanover and Lüneburg. He carried out in 1847 the plan, already projected by Adler, of founding a teachers' seminary in Hanover. Besides a few sermons he published "Gesch. des Wohlthätigkeits-Vereins der Synagogen-Gemeinde Hannover" (Hanover, 1862), and edited some unpublished poems of Abraham ibn Ezra, which he had discovered ("Orient, Lit." 1842).

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  • Steinschneider, Hebr. Bibl. vi. 32.
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