Najara, Israel ben Moses

(c.1SSS-c.1625)
   Syrian Hebrew poet. Born in Damascus, he was secretary to the Jewish community there. In 1587 he published two collections of hymns, Zemirot Yisrael and Mesah eket ba-Tevel in Safed. Later he served as a rabbi in Gaza.

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  • Israel ben Moses Najara — (c. 1555, Damascus c. 1625, Gaza) (Heb. ישראל בן משה נאג ארה) was a Jewish liturgical poet, preacher, Biblical commentator, kabbalist, and rabbi of Gaza.BiographyAccording to Franco ( Histoire des Israélites de l Empire Ottoman, p. 79, Paris,… …   Wikipedia

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  • Najara family — Najara (Najar, Nijar, Nagar, Nagara, Hebrew: נאג ארה) was the name of an Oriental Jewish family, originally from Najera, a Spanish city of Navarre, on the River Najerilla. In the history of rabbinical literature Najaras are found at Algiers,… …   Wikipedia

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  • Menahem Lonzano — Menahem ben Judah ben Menahem de Lonzano was a rabbi, Masoretic scholar, lexicographer, and poet. He died after 1608 in Jerusalem. His nativity is unknown, but it has been supposed that he was born in Italy. According to Jellinek, who identified… …   Wikipedia

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