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HaRav Shmuel of Speyer Head Shapira Family MP (1345 - 1414)

Samuel ben Kalonymus he-Hasid of Speyer was a Tosafist, liturgical poet, and philosopher, surnamed "the Prophet" (Solomon Luria, Responsa, No. 29). He seems to have lived in Spain and in France. He is ...

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Rabbi Meir of Rothenburg ( the MaHaRaM ) MP (c.1215 - 1293)

Rabbi Meir of Rothenburg (the Mahara"m" m) of the thirteenth century Rabbi Meir ben Baruch of Rothenburg was a Tosaphist (codifier and commentator on the Talmud), as well as a liturgical poet. He is mo...

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Rabbi Jacob Ha-Levi Moelin (Maharil Segal) MP (c.1365 - 1427)

MOELLIN, JACOB BEN MOSES (c1360 – 1427), usually referred to as Maharil (Morenu ha-Rav Jacob ha-Levi) and also as Mahari Segal and Mahari Molin ), the foremost talmudist of his generation and he...

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Rav Shmuel Hachasid-MiSpeyer (1115 - 1180)

Samuel ben Kalonymus he-Hasid of Speyer (Hebrew: שמואל החסיד‎) was a Tosafist, liturgical poet, and philosopher of the 12th ...

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Shlomo ha-Levi Alkabetz MP (1500 - 1580)

Shlomo ha-Levi Alkabetz , also spelt Alqabitz, Alqabes; ( שלמה אלקבץ) (c.1500, Thessaloniki– 1580, Safed ) was a rabbi, kabbalist a...

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Daniel Israel Lopez Laguna MP (c.1640 - c.1720)

Spanish poet; born in Portugal about the middle of the seventeenth century of Marano parents, who subsequently settled in southern France. He studied the humanities at a Spanish university. Persecuted ...

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Mrs Dunash ben Labrat דוֹנָש הלוי בֵּן לָבְרָט‎ (deceased)

‘Mrs Dunash’ is the only female Jewish poet to have been identified between the biblical prophetess Deborah and the late middle ages. In her poem she tells of the lovers’ exchange ...

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Dunash ben Labrat, haLevi (920 - c.985)

Dunash ben Labraṭ ha-Levi 1. Life Dunash ben Labraṭ was a central figure in the flowering of Hebrew culture in al-Andalus. Very little is known about his life. According to Moses ibn ...

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Shmuel HaLevi HaNagid MP (993 - 1056)

Samuel ibn Naghrela שמואל הלוי בן יוסף הנגיד‎, Sh'muel...

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Rabbi Meshulam "the Great" MP (900 - c.1020)

Referred to as Meshullam the Great of Rome and Lucca at and Meshullam HaGadol / Meshullam the Great /Meshullam ben Kalonymus: Kalonymos or Kalonymus (Hebrew: קלוני...

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Israel ben Moshe Najara MP (c.1555 - c.1625)

רבי ישראל נג'ארה אינציקלופדי...

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Yose ben Yose יוסי בן יוסי‎ (c.600 - d.)

Jose b. Jose (Hebrew: יוסי בן יוסי‎) was an early payyetan who lived in Israel in the 6th century CE. Some of his poetry is ...

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Eleazar Kalir אלעזר בן קליר‎ (c.650 - d.)

Eleazar ben Kalir (Hebrew: אלעזר בן קליר‎) was one of Judaism's earliest and most prolific of the paytanim, liturgica...

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Yannai (c.650 - d.)

Yannai (Hebrew: יניי or ינעי‎) was the first payyetan to employ rhyme and introduce his name in acrostics. He flourished, probably in the ...

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Abraham ibn Ezra MP (1089 - 1164)

Rabbi Abraham Ben Meir Ibn Ezra אברהם אבן עזרא or ראב"ע, ابن ع...

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Moses ibn Ezra (1055 - 1138)

Rabbi Moses ben Jacob ibn Ezra, known as ha-Sallah ("writer of penitential prayers") (Arabic: أبو هارون موسى ب...

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Rabbi Shalom Shabazi MP (1619 - 1720)

youtube : Im Ninalu - אם ננעלו - עפרה חזה Ayelet chen - Noa Rabbi Shalom ben Yosef Shabbazi , also Abba...

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Yehuda Alharizi (1165 - 1225)

Yehuda Alharizi , also Judah ben Solomon Harizi or al-Harizi (Hebrew: יהודה בן שלמה אלחרי...

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Judah ben Samuel ha-Levi MP (1075 - 1141)

Judah Halevi (also Yehuda Halevi; Hebrew: יהודה הלוי; Arabic: يهوذا هالي&#x...

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Shimon HaGadol of Mainz MP (c.925 - 1020)

R' Shimon authored many liturgical compositions that have become part of our Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and yom tov prayers. He also wrote the poem Baruch Hashem Yom Yom which is part of the Shabbat mor...

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Solomon ibn Gabirol MP (1021 - 1058)

Solomon ibn Gabirol Solomon ben Judah שלמה בן יהודה אבן גבירול...

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