Skip to main content

Cohn, Meshullam Zalman ben Solomon

COHN, MESHULLAM ZALMAN BEN SOLOMON

COHN, MESHULLAM ZALMAN BEN SOLOMON (1739–1811), rabbi and halakhic authority. Cohn was born in Rawicz (Posen region) and was orphaned at the age of four. He studied in the yeshivot of Posen and Zuelz, and in Altona, under Jonathan *Eybeschuetz who ordained him. He served as rabbi in Rawicz, Krotoszyn, Kempen, Zuelz, and finally in 1789 in Fuerth, where he remained until the end of his life. Cohn was one of the signatories of the indictment against the *Frankists in Offenbach in 1800. Questions were addressed to him from Germany, Poland, Hungary, and Bohemia, and his responsa reflect his acumen and great erudition, particularly in the area of matrimonial law and in cases dealing with agunot. He vigorously opposed all attempts to tamper with traditional customs. His published works are Bigdei Kehunnah (Fuerth, 1807), responsa; Mishan ha-Mayim (ibid., 1811), an aggadic commentary on the Pentateuch; and Naḥalat Avot ("The Inheritance of Parents," ibid., 1818), moral exhortations to his children and pupils. He wrote this last work at the age of 70 and explained its title as implying that when children walk in the way of the Lord, they bring a boon upon their parents, who, in consequence, inherit the world to come.

bibliography:

A. Walden, Shem ha-Gedolim he-Ḥadash, 2 (1864), 6a, no. 48; Neubuerger, in: mgwj, 22 (1873), 192; Back, ibid., 26 (1877), 239; Loewenstein, in: Blaetter fuer juedische Geschichte und Literatur, 3 (1902), 44–46; idem, in: jjlg, 6 (1908), 203–7, 219, 225, 229–30; J. Rabin, Die Juden in Zuelz (1926), 32.

[Josef Horovitz]

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"Cohn, Meshullam Zalman ben Solomon." Encyclopaedia Judaica. . Encyclopedia.com. 16 Dec. 2018 <https://www.encyclopedia.com>.

"Cohn, Meshullam Zalman ben Solomon." Encyclopaedia Judaica. . Encyclopedia.com. (December 16, 2018). https://www.encyclopedia.com/religion/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/cohn-meshullam-zalman-ben-solomon

"Cohn, Meshullam Zalman ben Solomon." Encyclopaedia Judaica. . Retrieved December 16, 2018 from Encyclopedia.com: https://www.encyclopedia.com/religion/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/cohn-meshullam-zalman-ben-solomon

Learn more about citation styles

Citation styles

Encyclopedia.com gives you the ability to cite reference entries and articles according to common styles from the Modern Language Association (MLA), The Chicago Manual of Style, and the American Psychological Association (APA).

Within the “Cite this article” tool, pick a style to see how all available information looks when formatted according to that style. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.

Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia.com cannot guarantee each citation it generates. Therefore, it’s best to use Encyclopedia.com citations as a starting point before checking the style against your school or publication’s requirements and the most-recent information available at these sites:

Modern Language Association

http://www.mla.org/style

The Chicago Manual of Style

http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide.html

American Psychological Association

http://apastyle.apa.org/

Notes:
  • Most online reference entries and articles do not have page numbers. Therefore, that information is unavailable for most Encyclopedia.com content. However, the date of retrieval is often important. Refer to each style’s convention regarding the best way to format page numbers and retrieval dates.
  • In addition to the MLA, Chicago, and APA styles, your school, university, publication, or institution may have its own requirements for citations. Therefore, be sure to refer to those guidelines when editing your bibliography or works cited list.