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Ḥarīzī, Judah ben Solomon al-
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Judah al-Ḥarīzī (ca. 1166–1225) was a central author of medieval Hebrew, Judeo-Arabic, and classical Arabic literature as well as an important translator of Arabic and Judeo-Arabic literary, legal, and philosophical texts into Hebrew. Born in Toledo, then still a highly Arabized city in the Christian kingdom of Castile, al-Ḥarizi left around 1208 to travel to Provence and the Islamic East, going as far as Baghdad and ultimately settling in Ayyubid Aleppo, where he died. Information concerning al-Ḥarizi’s place and date of death, his uncommon height, and his Maghre…

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Jonathan P. Decter, “Ḥarīzī, Judah ben Solomon al-”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 29 January 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_COM_0001410>
First published online: 2010

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