Meir HaKohen

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Meir HaKohen[1] was a German rabbinical scholar of the end of the thirteenth century.[2] He authored Hagahot Maimuniot[1] (or Haggahot Maimuniyyot[2]) (הגהות מיימוניות, abbreviated הגהמי"י) on Maimonides' Mishneh Torah. Giulio Bartolocci[3] mistakenly identifies him with Meïr Ha-Kohen, a French scholar of the same century.[2] He was a student of Meir of Rothenburg.[4]


Hagahot Maimuniot, authored by Meir HaCohen, is one of the most important sources for the halachic rulings of medieval Ashkenazi rabbis. It takes the form of a running commentary on the Mishneh Torah by Maimonides, and nowadays commonly appears at the bottom of the page in many printed editions of Mishneh Torah. There is also a section entitled Teshuvot Maimuniot which appears at the end of each book of Mishneh Torah.[4]


  1. ^ a b Trachtenberg, Joshua (2004) [Originally published 1939]. Jewish Magic and Superstition. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. p. 320. ISBN 9780812218626.
  2. ^ a b c  One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainGottheil, Richard; Seligsohn, M. (1901–1906). "MEÏR HA-KOHEN". In Singer, Isidore; et al. (eds.). The Jewish Encyclopedia. New York: Funk & Wagnalls.
  3. ^ Bartolocci (1693). Bibliothecae Magnae Rabbinicae. iv. p. 20.
  4. ^ a b Haggahot Maimuniyyot