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JOSEPH BEN MEÏR:

Liturgical poet of the thirteenth century; perhaps uncle of Meïr of Rothenburg. He was the author of a dirge beginning with the words , which is believed to have been written on the occasion of the burning of the Talmud at Paris. It is possible that Joseph is identical with Joseph ben Meïr of Saulieu, whom Meïr of Rothenburg cites as having been his master (comp. Gross, "Gallia Judaica," p. 575).

Bibliography:
  • Zunz, Literaturgesch. p. 482;
  • Fuenn, Keneset Yisrael, p. 482.
S. S. I. Br.
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