With Apologies To the Meiri

Just today, I read Prof. Marc Shapiro’s account of an apparently serious error by Rav Yehudah (Mahari) Aszod,1 who takes at face value a responsum of Hasam Sofer2 discussing a religious custom described as prevalent in “ארץ הודו”, and therefore distinguishes between that custom and an apparently similar Christian one, arguing that the latter is […]