Joseph ben Jacob

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JOSEPH BEN JACOB

JOSEPH BEN JACOB (11th century), liturgical poet. His compositions, among which was a kerovah in four parts for *Ne'ilah (unpublished) as well as ma'araviyyot for Pesaḥ and Shavuot, were part of the French rite at a very early period. Single poems by him have been included in both the Roman and German-Polish maḥzor. His ma'aravit for the seventh evening of Passover is attributed by S.D. Luzzatto to the younger Joseph b. Jacob *Kalai.

bibliography:

Zunz, Ritus, 104; Zunz, Lit Poesie, 172f.; Davidson, Oẓar, 4 (1933), 402.

[Jefim (Hayyim) Schirmann]

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