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Gerondi, Moses ben Solomon D'escola

GERONDI, MOSES BEN SOLOMON D'ESCOLA

GERONDI, MOSES BEN SOLOMON D'ESCOLA (second half of 13th century), paytan of Gerona, Catalonia. Gerondi was related to *Naḥmanides, who in 1267 sent a letter from Jerusalem requesting that his greetings be conveyed to Gerondi – his "son and pupil" – whose poem he had read with great emotion on the Mount of Olives. He may have had in mind the *seliḥah, "Yerushalayim Ir ha-Kodesh," printed at the conclusion of Naḥmanides' commentary to the Pentateuch. Gerondi is known to be the author of some other liturgical poems.

bibliography:

Gross, Gal Jud, 147; Landshuth, Ammudei, 235, 259; Zunz, Gesch, 482; Davidson, Oẓar, 4 (1933), 448.

[Joseph Elijah Heller]

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