Anav, Benjamin ben Abraham

(c.1215-c 95)
   Italian scholar and poet. His poetry is concerned with historical events. He also wrote treatises on Jewish law, notes on Rashi's biblical commentary, and a satire on rich Jewish families in Rome.

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  • ANAV, BENJAMIN BEN ABRAHAM — (c. 1215–c. 1295), Italian scholar and poet. Anav s teachers included the poet Meir b. Moses of Rome, and Joab, Daniel, and Isaac of Camerino. His main interest was in halakhah, but he had a thorough knowledge of mathematics and astronomy, and… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • ANAV, JUDAH BEN BENJAMIN HA-ROFE — (13th century), author, copyist, and paytan; member of the anau family of Rome. He was also known as Judah Ya aleh (initial letters of Yehudah Anav le Mishpaḥat ha Anavim, an allusion to Judg. 1:2). Of his personal life, little is known. He… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • ANAV, JEHIEL BEN JEKUTHIEL BEN BENJAMIN HA-ROFE — (second half of 13th century), author, copyist, and paytan; a member of the Anau family of Rome. Little is known of his life. He was the author of a significant work, first published at Constantinople (1512) under the title of Beit Middot and… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • ELIEZER BEN SAMUEL OF METZ — (c. 1115–c. 1198), tosafist and halakhic authority. Eliezer was a pupil of jacob tam (see Sefer ha Yashar, ed. by F. Rosenthal (1898), 128 n. 57), as well as of samuel b. meir , and Ḥayyim Cohen of Paris. Among his disciples were some of the… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • NATHAN BEN JEHIEL OF ROME — (1035–c. 1110), Italian lexicographer, also called Ba al he Arukh ( the author of the Arukh ) after the title of his lexicon. Few biographical details are known of him. Some state that he belonged to the de pomis or Delli Mansi family, but the… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • PIYYUT — (Heb. פִּיּוּט; plural: piyyutim; from the Greek ποιητής), a lyrical composition intended to embellish an obligatory prayer or any other religious ceremony, communal or private. In a wider sense, piyyut is the totality of compositions composed in …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • ANAU — (Anav; Heb. מן הענוים), ancient Italian family. Most of its members lived in Rome, although some moved to other towns in Italy. According to family tradition, the Anaus were descended from one of four aristocratic families of Jerusalem whom Titus …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Tanya Rabbati — Note: Tanya, an important work of Hasidic Judaism, is an unrelated book with a similar name. For other uses, see Tanya (disambiguation). Tanya Rabbati is an anonymous work on Jewish law first published in Italy, in 1514 CE. Shibbolei ha Leket,… …   Wikipedia

  • ROME — ROME, capital of Italy. The Classical Period THE MIDDLE AND LATE REPUBLIC The earliest record of contact between Jews and the Roman Republic is the embassy sent by judah the Maccabee to Rome, headed by Eupolemos ben Joḥanan, and Jason ben Eleazar …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • PROSODY, HEBREW — This article is a survey of the history of Hebrew poetic forms from the Bible to the present time. The entry is arranged according to the following outline: introduction the variety of formal systems the specific nature of hebrew literary history …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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