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The 1901 Jewish Encyclopedia

Isaac Ben Judah Ben Nathanael of Beaucaire

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Liturgic poet of the early part of the thirteenth century. Zunz credits him with thirty-eight synagogal hymns, most of them to be found in the rituals of Carpentras, Avignon, and Tripoli. They are dated between 1205,1220. The author asserts that he was officiating as minister, and that he lived in or . Cassel believes that designates Montauban, while Gross thinks it refers to Mont Ventoux, at the foot of which Malauç ene () is situated. Al-Ḥ arizi ("Taḥ kemoni," ch. xlvi.) speaks in praise of this poet, "whose songs make the stars turn pale."

Bibliography : Zunz. Literaturgesch . p. 472 idem, S. P. pp. 110-290 idem, Z. G. pp. 316, 466,469, 475 Landshuth, ' Ammude ha-Abodah , p. 118 Renan-Neubauer, Les Rabbins Franç ais , p. 715 Gross, Gallia Judaica , p. 360.S. S. I. L.

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Singer, Isidore, Ph.D, Projector and Managing Editor. Entry for 'Isaac Ben Judah Ben Nathanael of Beaucaire'. 1901 The Jewish Encyclopedia. 1901.

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