Dreux

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DREUX

DREUX (Heb. דרו״שׁ), town in the Eure-et-Loire department, France, 53 mi. (86 km.) S.W. of Paris. During the Middle Ages, the Jews of Dreux were numerous enough to occupy their own quarter, which was remembered as the rue des Juifs up until the 19th century. Many figures previously associated with Dreux, like R. *Solomon b. Judah ("the saint") are now believed to have been active in Rouen. According to W. Bacher (rej, 17 (1888), 301), Abraham *Ibn Ezra stayed there for a time.

bibliography:

Gross, Gal Jud, 171–85; E. Lefèvre, Documents historiques… Dreux (1859), 398–9.

[Bernhard Blumenkranz]