Kornik (Kurnik), Meir ben Moses

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KORNIK (Kurnik), MEIR BEN MOSES

KORNIK (Kurnik ), MEIR BEN MOSES (d. 1826), rabbi. Kornik was born in Glogau (Silesia), where he later served as rabbi. He wrote the following books: Ezrat ha-Sofer (Amsterdam, 1796), the Book of Esther, with the masoretic rules for writing this scroll; Hadrei Kodesh (Dyrhenfurth, 1817), commentary on parts of Sefer Yeẓirah and on parts of the Zohar which are included in Tikkun Leil Shavuot and in Tikkun Hoshana Rabba; Davar be-Itto (Breslau, 1817), on the Jewish calendar with a refutation of Lazarus Bendavid's Zur Berechnung und Geschichte des juedischen Kalenders and some glosses by M.B. Friedenthal; and System der Zeitrechnung in chronologischen Tabellen (Berlin, 1825), a complete guide to the Julian, Gregorian, Jewish, and Muslim calendars. Kornik corresponded with R. Moses Sofer and R. Akiva Eger on Jewish calendar problems.

[Salomon Wolf]

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