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Today, 372 years ago, in the year 1648, the Maginei Shlomo passed away in Cracow.

Rabbi Yehoshua Charif, the author of the sefer Maginei Shlomo, was one of the three Av Beis Dins in Cracow. Cracow had three Beis Dins, serving the Jewish community. One was under the leadership of the Rav of Cracow. During the Maginei Shlomo’s time the rav was the Tosfos Yom Tov. 

This setup of three AB”D–Av Beis Dins caused a confusion between historians, trying to figure out, which AB”D was the actual rav of Cracow.

In his sefer Maginei Shlomo, he answers all the questions Tosfos has on Rashi. Tradition has it, he welcomed Rashi, on his deathbed right before he passed away.

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