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NATHAN OF AVIGNON:

Talmudist; lived in the second half of the fourteenth century. He was the author of "Hilkot Sheḥiṭah u-Bediḳah," containing laws concerning the slaughtering of animals and the examination of their carcasses with reference to their fitness as food. The author quotes in his work the rules given by the rabbis of eastern France, among whom he cites Jacob ben Yaḳar. The work is still extant on the margin of the manuscript containing the "Sefer Miẓwot" of Isaac of Corbeil (Cambridge University Library).

Bibliography:
  • Renan-Neubauer, Les Ecrivains Juifs Français, p. 370;
  • Gross, Gallia Judaica, p. 10.
W. B. I. Br.
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