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Meir, Abulafia el-Lewi ben-Todros

a Jewish savant of note, was born about 1180, and was a native of Burgos. He taught the law at Toledo, where he died in 1244. He wrote various cabalistical works, such as the לַפְנֵי וְלַפְנַים, a part of which was published in Hebrew and Latin by Rittangel in the סֵפֶר יְצַירָה (Amst. 1662). He wrote also a letter against Maimonides's אַגְרוֹת, a treatise on the Masorah, entitled " The Fence of the Law," מָסֹרֶת סְיָג לִתּוֹרָה, and some novellas on parts of the Mishna. See Furst, Bibl. Judges 1:16; Etheridge, Introd. to Hebr. Literature, p. 276, 277; Gratz, Gesch. d. Juden, 7:33 sq.; Jost, Gesch. d. Judenthums, iii,'8, 9; Lindo, History of the Jews of Spain and Portugal, p. 81; Finn, Sephardim, or the History of the Jews in Spain and Portugal, p. 193 (Lond. 1841). (B. P.)

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Meir, Abulafia el-Lewi ben-Todros'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/tce/m/meir-abulafia-el-lewi-ben-todros.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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