Solomon Petit

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Solomon Petit was a 13th-century French Tosafist who settled in Acre, Palestine, where he gathered a following of mystics and instigated a new campaign against the philosophical writings of Maimonidies.[1] When the Exilarch of Damascus, Yishai ben Chezkiah, learned of the renewed anti-Mainmonist agitation, he threatened Petit with excommunication, which was later invoked.[2] Petit ignored the threats and set off on a mission to Europe to gather signatures from German rabbis endorsing his position.[3]


  1. ^ Hava Tirosh-Samuelson (2003). Happiness in premodern Judaism: virtue, knowledge, and well-being. Hebrew Union College Press. p. 278. ISBN 978-0-87820-453-3. Retrieved 10 May 2011. 
  2. ^ Yishai (Jesse) Ben Hezekiah, Joseph Jacobs & M. Seligsohn, Jewish Encyclopedia.
  3. ^ Heinrich Graetz (31 December 2009). History of the Jews: From the Revolt Against the Zendik (511C. E) to the Capture of St. Jean D'Acre by the Mahometans (1291. Cosimo, Inc. pp. 626–633. ISBN 978-1-60520-945-6. Retrieved 10 May 2011.