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ELIAKIM (GÖTZ) BEN MEÏR:

Polish Talmudist; flourished in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. In his youth, at Posen, he devoted himselfto the study of the Talmud, afterward accepting the position of rabbi in the neighboring community of Schwersenz, where about 1679 he wrote his haggadic commentary. From there he was called to Hildesheim, but maintained close relations with the congregation of Posen. In the closing years of the century, passing through Posen on his way, probably, to Palestine, he joined a delegation to Prague to collect money for the support of the congregation. In 1701 he went to Posen as dayyan, but according to Michael he left Hildesheim to take the post of rabbi at Luzk. He wrote: "Rappeduni be-Tappuḥim," on the stories of Rabba bar bar Ḥana, published by his son Samuel, Berlin, 1712; "Eben ha-Shoham" and "Me'irat 'Enayim," responsa, published by his son Meïr, Dyhernfurth, 1733. His novellæ on Talmud and Bible are not published.

Bibliography:
  • Walden, Shem ha-Gedolim he-Ḥadash, p. 25;
  • Michael, Or ha-Ḥayyim, p. 220;
  • Perles, in Monatsschrift, xiv. 127, 133;
  • Steinschneider, Cat. Bodl. s.v.
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