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By Cohn-Sherbok

ISBN-10: 0203986202

ISBN-13: 9780203986202

ISBN-10: 0700710477

ISBN-13: 9780700710478

This concise dictionary of Judaism comprises over 1000 entries describing the entire key facets of faith, tradition and heritage within the Jewish religion. Designed for the coed in addition to the final reader, it merits a spot in each library and each Jewish domestic.

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Isaac and he also calculates the approximate lifetimes of these two scholars, cf. Grossman, ‫חכמי צרפת‬, 255–56. ‫תוכן הגמרא תפס הפייט בפיוטו שירת עירבוב לערב‬ Another explanation. The commentator told me that he heard [it] from R. Meir and that R. Meir [heard it] from R. Isaac [ha]Levi. 12 And the commentary in the Gemara supports [this]: Rab H . isdai said: What is the proof? Because it is written (II Chron. 5:13): The trumpeters and the singers joined in unison (bAr 11b). We learned [from this] that it is the rule to write and to sweeten.

Many commentaries on the third line of the first stanza of ‫את חיל יום פקודה‬, the first piyyut from QRH, contain an explanation that starts with ‫( כל ימי הייתי תועה בדבר זה‬all my days I have wondered about this matter). This explanation can most likely be traced back to Joseph Qara. 1 Meir b. Isaac Shaliah. Tsibbur Short commentary units which are attributed to medieval scholars are sometimes linked back to the context where they originally appeared. This is often the case with commentaries by Meir b.

The aim of this study is to define the main categories of piyyut commentary according to the content included and the methods used to transmit the vast treasures of rabbinic and medieval exegetical tradition. The different approaches taken in what is regarded as a single genre – piyyut commentary – attest to the variety of audiences and study contexts in medieval Ashkenaz. 4 The Corpus Studied Given that the number of extant piyyut commentaries in manuscripts exceeds 9,400 Ashkenazic and nearly 2,500 Tsarfatic commentaries on single piyyutim, it is clear that even an in-depth analysis cannot take the entirety of this literature into consideration.

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