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SOLOMON SHALEM B. ḤAYYIM JEHIEL COHEN:

Rabbi in the second half of the eighteenth century; died at Amsterdam 1781. He resided successively at Adrianople, Bologna, Sofia, and Amsterdam, in which last-named city he officiated as rabbi of the Portuguese community. He was the author of the following works: "Dibre Shelomoh" (Amsterdam, 1753), sermons on the Pentateuch, with an index to the allusions in the text; "Shoneh Halakot," a commentary on the "Halakot Gedolot" (ib. 1762); and "Leb Shalem" (ib. 1773), notes and elucidations of the "Yad ha-Ḥazaḳah" of Maimonides.

Bibliography:
  • Steinschneider, Cat. Bodl. col. 2390;
  • Fürst, Bibl. Jud. iii. 260;
  • Azulai, Shem ha-Gedolim, s.v.;
  • Benjacob, Oẓar ha-Sefarim, pp. 107, 254, 569.
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