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Lunel, Jacob de

LUNEL, JACOB DE

LUNEL, JACOB DE (18th century), Provençal poet. In 1737 he was one of the scholars of Carpentras who approved the publication of the prayers for Rosh Ha-Shanah and the Day of Atonement according to the local rite. He revised and enlarged a Purim play by Mardochée Astruc written in Provençal, which he published in 1774 (new edition by E. Sabatier, 1877). Some of his liturgical poems appear in the Seder ha-Kunteres (Maḥzor Avignon). He also composed a Hebrew ode on the occasion of Louis xv's escape from assassination in 1757; this poem was recited with musical accompaniment in the synagogue of Avignon.

bibliography:

Zunz, Gesch, 467; idem, in: azdj, 3 (1839), 682 no. 47; Neubauer, Cat, 899 no. 2506; Lipschutz, in: rej, 84 (1927); Davidson, Oẓar, 4 (1933), 414.

[Jefim (Hayyim) Schirmann]

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