Samuel ben Samson
Samuel ben Samson (also Samuel ben Shimshon) was a rabbi who lived in France and made a pilgrimage to Palestine in 1210, visiting a number of villages and cities there, including Jerusalem. Rabbi Jonathan ha Cohen, said to be "the most influential and wealthy French Jew of his time," was ben Samson's travelling companion, and it is likely that ben Samson served as his secretary. Two other rabbis were travelling with ben Samson and ha Cohen and the four travelled as far east as Mosul. According to George Sarton, some 300 English and French Jews who were inspired by ben Samson's account went to Palestine to settle there in 1211.
- Janin, 2002, p. 113.
- Adler, 2004, p. 103.
- Sarton, 1931, p. 514.
- Schechter, 2003, p. 206.
- Adler, Elkan Nathan (2004), Jewish Travellers, p. 107, ISBN 0-415-34466-2
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- Schechter, Solomon (2003), Studies in Judaism: Second Series (Jewish Studies Classics 3), Gorgias Press LLC, ISBN 978-1-59333-039-2