BENJAMIN 'OZER B. MEÏR:
By: Louis Ginzberg
Polish Talmudist; died at Zolkiev May 25, 1810. He was rabbi in Clementow, and afterward head of the yeshibah at Zolkiev. He wrote "Eben Ozer" (Stone of Salvation), published by his grandson, Aaron b. Loeb of Pintschew (Zolkiev, 1792). It contains novellæ to a large portion of the Talmud and of Alfasi, as also to Maimonides' "Yad" and Asher b. Jehiel's commentary. He also wrote novellæ on the Shulḥan 'Aruk, Oraḥ Ḥayyim, which, under the title of "Eben Ozer," are appended to the Amsterdam edition of the Shulḥan 'Aruk. The later Russian editions (Dubnow, 1820; Wilna, 1884, and others) also give these novellæ.
- Buber, in Ha-Eshkol, ii. 178.