Anav, Jehiel ben Jekuthiel

(fl. c 1250-1300)
   Roman copyist and author. His Maalot ha-Middot deals with ethical conduct and is based on midrashic and talmudic sources. The only complete, extant manuscript of the Jerusalem Talmud was copied by him in 1289. He also wrote a liturgical poem about the burning of a Rome synagogue in 1268.

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