Ṣaliḥ Ibn Yaḥya (Yihye) Ibn Joseph

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ṢALIḤ IBN YAḤYA (Yihye ) IBN JOSEPH (17th century), San'a scholar and paytan. Ṣāliḥ was the grandfather of R. Yaḥyā ibn Joseph *Ṣāliḥ, who, in his works, makes considerable mention of his grandfather. Two works of his have been preserved: they deal with the laws of ritual slaughter (extant in Ms.). The piyyutim which he wrote deal with exile and redemption and echo the cruel exile from *Mawzaʿ which took place during his lifetime (his grandson R. Yaḥyā Ṣāliḥ included ten of these in the Yemenite maḥzor, Eẓ Ḥayyim, 3 (1894) 158–65). In two of his tokhaḥot which have been preserved, he calls upon his generation to repent. He had a reputation as a miracle worker.


A. Koraḥ, Sa'arat Teiman (1954), 16; Ratzaby, in: ks, 28 (1952/53), 270, nos. 93–94.

[Yehuda Ratzaby]