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Shephatiah ben Amittai (fl. 9th cent.)

Subject Religion » Judaism

DOI: 10.1111/b.9780631187288.1992.x


Italian liturgical poet and religious leader. He lived in Oria in southern Italy. When Abu Aaron came to Italy, he passed on to Shephatiah kabbalistic secrets which Shephatiah used in performing deeds, as recorded in the Chronicle of Ahimaaz . In about 873 Shephatiah traveled to Constantinople to plead for the annulment of anti-Jewish decrees. His poem Yisrael Nosha is included in the Neilah service on the Day of Atonement in the Ashkenazi liturgy. ... log in or subscribe to read full text

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