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SOLOMON BEN ABRAHAM HA-KOHEN OF SERES (MaHaRShaḲ):

Oriental Talmudist; lived at Salonica in the second half of the sixteenth century. His teacher was Joseph Firman. He was the author of "She'elot u-Teshubot," divided into three parts. The first part of the work contains 197 responsa, a commentary on Maimonides' laws concerning divorce, and halakic novellæ (Salonica, 1586); the second part comprises 263 responsa, besides novellæ on the Tosafot (Venice, 1592); the third part contains 122 responsa (Salonica, 1594). Special editions of the work, including Maimonides' laws on divorce, the halakic novellæ, and the novellæ on the Tosafot, were published at Wilmersdorf in 1720 and at Salonica in 1730.

Bibliography:
  • Conforte, Ḳore ha-Dorot, p. 38b;
  • Azulai, Shem ha-Gedolim, i. 60;
  • Fürst, Bibl. Jud. iii. 204;
  • Steinschneider, Cat. Bodl. col. 2361.
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