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Song of the Distant Dove: Judah Halevi’s Pilgrimage

Raymond P. Scheindlin

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195315424
eISBN:
9780199872039
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195315424.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Judah Halevi, the great medieval Hebrew poet, abandoned home and family in Spain (al-Andalus) at the end of his life and traveled east to die in the Holy Land. This book narrates his journey, quoting ... More


Sa’adyah the Poet

Robert Brody

in Sa'adyah Gaon

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113881
eISBN:
9781800340046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113881.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter focuses on how Sa'adyah Gaon excelled in poetry, which he worked within the most highly structured frameworks that brought great originality to his praxis. It discusses Medieval Hebrew ... More


A Collection of Jewish Philosophical Prayers

Y. Ṭzvi Langermann (ed.)

in Regional Identities and Cultures of Medieval Jews

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764678
eISBN:
9781800343399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764678.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter considers the philosophical quest for God that found powerful expression in medieval Hebrew poetry. It mentions poets that composed hymns in praise of the deity and his creations as ... More


Jewish Hymnography: A Literary History

Leon J. Weinberger

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774303
eISBN:
9781800340978
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774303.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book draws on a wealth of material, much of it previously available only in Hebrew, to trace the history of Jewish hymnography from its origins in the eastern Mediterranean to its subsequent ... More


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