Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of
articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.
Meir of Rothenburg (c. 1215 - 2 May 1293) was a German Rabbi and
poet, a major author of the tosafot on Rashi's commentary on the
Talmud. He is also known as Meir ben Baruch, the Maharam of
Rothenburg. In 1286, King Rudolf I instituted a new persecution of
the Jews, declaring them servi camerae ("serfs of the treasury"),
which had the effect of negating their political freedoms. Along
with many others, Meir left Germany with family and followers, but
was captured in Lombardy and imprisoned in a fortress near
Ensisheim in Alsace. Tradition has it that a large ransom of 23,000
marks silver was raised for him (by the Rosh), but Rabbi Meir
refused it, for fear of encouraging the imprisonment of other
rabbis. He died in prison after seven years. Fourteen years after
his death a ransom was paid for his body by Alexander ben Salomon
Wimpfen, who was subsequently laid to rest beside the Maharam.
Is the information for this product incomplete, wrong or inappropriate?
Let us know about it.
Does this product have an incorrect or missing image?
Send us a new image.
Is this product missing categories?
Add more categories.
Review This Product
No reviews yet - be the first to create one!