Solomon ben Meir

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SOLOMON BEN MEIR (12th century), northern French scholar, grandson of *Rashi and younger brother of Jacob *Tam and *Samuel b. Meir. Very little is known about him. He was born after Rashi's death and was apparently named after him. He occupied himself mainly with exegesis, grammar, and punctuation, and was called "the father of the grammarians." Only fragments of his work have survived in the Arugat ha-Bosem of *Abraham b. Azriel, who is the only scholar to cite him. Solomon may possibly have compiled a book of halakhic rulings (Ḥul. 116b, Rashi end of commentary to Mishnah 8:5).


Gross, Gal Jud, 162, 234; Urbach, Tosafot, 54, 56; S. Poznański, Perush al Yeḥezkel … le-Rabbi Eliezer mi-Belganẓi (1913), xxxixff.

[Israel Moses Ta-Shma]