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Gerondi, Solomon ben Isaac


GERONDI, SOLOMON BEN ISAAC (13th century), Spanish liturgical poet. Gerondi was a student of *Naḥmanides (see Tashbeẓ, no. 456). According to L. Zunz he composed five poems which include his variation of a favorite theme among medieval poets, the "Thirteen Attributes of God"; "Shav min ha-Pesilim," a hymn on the patriarch Abraham; and an elegy for the Ninth of *Av (Shekhurat ve-Lo mi-Yayin). The latter became very popular among Sephardi and Ashkenazi Jews.


Zunz, Lit Poesie, 482f.; Zunz, Poesie, 144, 309; Schirmann, Sefarad, 2 (1956), 326–8; Davidson, Oẓar, 4 (1933), 474. add. bibliography: Schirmann-Fleischer, 434 n.28; Feliu, Poemes Hebraics de Jueus Catalans (1976), 89–93.

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