Aaron ben Joseph ha Rofe
- (1250-1320)Crimean Karaite scholar and liturgical poet. His commentary on the Pentateuch, Sepher ha-Mivhar (1293), was used by Karaites in the 14th and 15th centuries. Aaron's redaction of the Karaite liturgy was adopted by most Karaite congregations.
Dictionary of Jewish Biography. Dan Cohn-Sherbok.
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