Moses ben Elijah Pasha

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MOSES BEN ELIJAH PASHA , Karaite scholar from Chufut-Qaleh, ḥazzan of the community and a teacher of Torah in the 16th century. In addition, he was mentioned in one manuscript as a corrector of prayer books. He corresponded with Karaite worthies of Constantinople, Moses Metsorodi and Eljah Maruli. He wrote a commentary on the liturgical poem by Aaron ben Joseph, Hakdamat Aẓulah, and composed several liturgical poems, some of which were included in the Karaite siddur.


A.B. Gottlober, Bikkoret le-Toledot ha-Kara'im (1865), 204; Mann, Texts, 2 (1935), 446–47, 462ff., 1427.

[Golda Akhiever (2nd ed.)]

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