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Bali, Moses ben Abraham


BALI, MOSES BEN ABRAHAM , Karaite poet, physician, and ḥakham in Cairo in the late 15th and early 16th centuries. Two volumes of his liturgical poems have been preserved in the *Firkovich collection in Leningrad: the first, Sefer Zeraḥ, completed in 1489, consists of 224 piyyutim arranged in the order of the weekly lessons; the second, Taḥkemoni, contains 237 piyyutim for Sabbaths and festivals.


Fuerst, Karaeertum, 2 (1865), 294; Geiger, in: WZJT, 3 (1837), 443, no. 9–10.

[Isaak Dov Ber Markon]

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