David ben Aaron ibn Ḥassin

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DAVID BEN AARON IBN ḤASSIN

DAVID BEN AARON IBN ḤASSIN (Hussein ; c. 1730–c. 1790), liturgical poet, disciple and son-in-law of R. Mordecai *Berdugo. He lived at Meknès (Morocco) and his numerous piyyutim were popular among Moroccan and other Oriental Jews. Some of his compositions were published, with a foreword by Raphael Berdugo, under the title Tehillah le-David (Amsterdam, 1807; enlarged edition, Casablanca, 1931). In addition to piyyutim, the collection includes wedding and friendship poems, elegies, and a poetic description of the precepts of ritual slaughter, Mekoman shel Zevaḥim.

bibliography:

J.M. Toledano, Ner ha-Ma'arav (1911), 168, 187, 190; Davidson, Oẓar, 4 (1933), 374–5. add. bibliography: M. Sulam (ed.), Yede Mosheh… be-Sofo Kuntres be-Shem Mekoman shel Zevaḥim shir … al Dinei Sheḥitah … she-Yasad David ben-Ḥasin … (2001).

[Samuel Abba Horodezky]