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Harav Meir Maharam of Lublin (Halperin)

Hebrew: הרה"ג מאיר מהר"ם מלובלין
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Birthplace: Lublin, Poland
Death: Died in Lublin, Poland
Place of Burial: Lublin, Poland
Immediate Family:

Son of Rabbi Gedalia [Father of MaHaRam of Lublin] and Mrs. Rabbi Gedalia (mother of MaHaRam of Lublin)
Husband of Esther wife of "Maharam" of Lublin
Father of wife, Yosef Halperin; Mrs. Lipman Halperin; ?? ??; Mrs. Moshe Kahana; Mrs Halprin/Getz and 1 other
Brother of wife of Yehuda Katz

Occupation: Maharam Lublin & author of Meir Einai Chachamim, המהר"ם מלובלין, Rav of Liblin Maharam m'liblin
Managed by: Yosef Gavriel (Robbie) Bechhofer
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About Meir Maharam of Lublin

Meir Lublin or Meir ben Gedalia (1558-1616) was a Polish rabbi, Talmudist and Posek ("decisor of Jewish law"). He is well known for his commentary on the Talmud, Meir Einai Chachamim. He is also referred to as Maharam (Hebrew acronym: "Our Teacher, Rabbi Meir").

Maharam was born in Lublin, Poland. He was descended from a family of rabbis, and his father, Gedaliah, was an eminent Talmudist.

His principal teacher was his father-in-law, Isaac ha-Kohen Shapiro, rabbi of Kraków.

Maharam's knowledge of the Talmud and Poskim was such that he was invited to the rabbinate of Kraków in 1587, when he was not yet thirty years old. In 1591 he became rabbi at Lemberg. (In Lemberg he was engaged in a controversy with Rabbi Joshua Falk concerning a bill of divorce.)

In 1613 he became rabbi at Lublin and established a yeshiva. He was well known in the role of Rosh Yeshiva there, owing to his renown as a Talmudic scholar. Many of his students became prominent rabbis or heads of yeshivot; his most famous student is probably Isaiah Horowitz (Shelah HaKodesh).

A daughter of the Maharam was married to Benjamin Beinisch Gelernter, whose parents were Rabbi Zachariah Mendel Gelernter and the daughter of the Maharal of Prague.

Works

   * Meir Einei Chachamim is his best known work, a "casuistic commentary" on the Talmud, Rashi, and Tosafot together. It was published by his son Gedaliah and has since been printed in all principal editions of the Talmud under the heading "Maharam." It is considered one of the important commentaries on the Talmud. The commentary, generally, employs short and simple explanations.

After his death, over 140 of the Halachic questions posed to him were published in a collection of responsa entitled Mnahir Einai Chachamim.

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Meir Maharam of Lublin's Timeline

1558
1558
Lublin, Poland
1587
1587
- 1591
Age 29
Rabbi at Cracow (Kraków), Poland
1591
1591
Age 33
Rabbi at Lemberg
1595
1595
Age 37
Lublin, Poland
1613
1613
Age 55
Rabbi at Lublin, Poland
1616
April 23, 1616
Age 58
Lublin, Poland
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