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Mayufes is the Yiddish title of the traditional Hebrew Shabbat hymn Mah Yafit. In Poland, the paraliturgical song became the subject of mockery and various forms of parody that spread from amusements for Polish feudal lords in the 19th century through musical entertainment in the urban milieu to the ghettos and Nazi concentration camps (S’brent). The various versions of the song and the changing semantics of the term cast some light on the complex Polis…

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Werb, Bret, “Mayufes”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017. Consulted online on 30 May 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0524>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20210312

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