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Longo, Saʿadya
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Saʿadya ben Abraham Longo was a scholar and poet during Salonica’s Golden Age of Sephardic life in the late sixteenth century. He was a contemporary of the poet Israel Najara, as well as a close friend of Don Joseph Nasi, at whose funeral he delivered a eulogy he had composed for the occasion. Longo was the author of a collection of eulogies and poems, Shivre Luḥot (The Fragments of [the] Tables), published in 1594 in Salonica. Joseph Nehama considered Longo to have been one of the most important poets of Salonica, the famed “Jerusalem of the Diaspora,” a city whose cul…

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Pamela Dorn Sezgin, “Longo, Saʿadya”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 30 May 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_SIM_0013970>
First published online: 2010

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