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JUDAH BEN DAVID OF MELUN:

French tosafist of the first half of the thirteenth century; son of the tosafist David of Melun (department of Seine-et-Marne). In Perez of Corbeil's tosafot to Baba Ḳamma (ed. Leghorn, p. 53a) he is quoted under the name "Judah of Melun." After 1224 he took charge of the Talmud school at Melun; and he was one of the four rabbis who defended the Talmud against Nicholas Donin in the public disputation at Paris in 1240.

Bibliography:
  • R. E. J. i. 248;
  • Zunz, Z. G. p. 48;
  • Gross, Gallia Judaica, p. 354;
  • Grätz, Gesch. vii. 96.
S. S. A. Pe.
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