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Elbaz, Samuel ben Judah
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Samuel ben Judah Elbaz was born in Sefrou, Morocco, in 1790 and died there in 1844. He was a payṭan and the scion of a distinguished Sephardi family of rabbinical scholars and poets, among them Amram Elbaz and Raphael Moses Elbaz. His compositions have not yet been published and are extant in manuscript in the possession of his family and in various libraries. Some of his songs were copied into manuscripts, e.g., Jewish Theological Seminary (New York) no. 3182, and Ben-Zvi Institute no. 2155.

Among the poetic works of Samuel Elbaz is Noʿam Siaḥ (Heb. Pleasantness of Speech), a collection of piy…

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Ephraim Hazan, “Elbaz, Samuel ben Judah”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 08 December 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_SIM_0007170>
First published online: 2010
First print edition: ISBN: 978900417678, 2660

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