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The 1901 Jewish Encyclopedia

Asher Ben Saul (ha-Kohen) of Lunel

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French writer on ritual lived in the fourteenth century. He wrote a work upon the various rites current among the Jews, entitled, "Sefer ha-Minhagot," which exists in manuscript in the Cambridge (England) University Library (MS. Add. Do. 5,38). Asher is mentioned in the responsa of Solomon ben Simon Duran (Responsum, No. 195, ed. Livorno, 1742, p. 34a ) in the "Kol Bo," which cites certain extracts on the blessings (§ 24) and in the manuscript, "Sefer Asufot" (No. 48).

Bibliography : Renan and Neubauer, Les Rabbins Franç ais , p. 511 Gross, Gallia Judaica , p. 281 Michael (Or ha-Ḥ ayyim , p. 552) confounds Asher ben Saul with Asher ben Meshullam.G.

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Singer, Isidore, Ph.D, Projector and Managing Editor. Entry for 'Asher Ben Saul (ha-Kohen) of Lunel'. 1901 The Jewish Encyclopedia. 1901.

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