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CRÉMIEUX, MOSES BEN SOLOMON or CRÉMIEU:

Scholar; born at Carpentras, France, in 1766; died May 4, 1837. He was a nephew and son-in-law of Mordecai Crémieux. In 1790 he removed to Aix, in Provence. Here he established a Hebrew printing-office, from which he issued (1829-1835) a corrected edition of the prayer-book used in the four French communities of Avignon, Carpentras, L'Isle, and Cavaillon, together with a commentary thereon, under the title "Ho'il Mosheh Be'er" (Moses Began to Explain). He also published (1833-36) notes on Ibn Ezra's commentaries on Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, the Five Scrolls, Proverbs,and Job. The former work is of greater intrinsic value than the latter.

Bibliography:
  • H. Crémieux, in Arch. Isr. i. 372, 418;
  • Gross, Gallia Judaica, p. 263.
L. G. A. R.
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