BALI, MOSES BEN ABRAHAM


BALI, MOSES BEN ABRAHAM
BALI, MOSES BEN ABRAHAM, Karaite poet, physician, and ḥakham in Cairo in the late 15th and early 16th centuries. Two volumes of his liturgical poems have been preserved in the firkovich collection in Leningrad: the first, Sefer Zeraḥ, completed in 1489, consists of 224 piyyutim arranged in the order of the weekly lessons; the second, Taḥkemoni, contains 237 piyyutim for Sabbaths and festivals. -BIBLIOGRAPHY: Fuerst, Karaeertum, 2 (1865), 294; Geiger, in: WZJT, 3 (1837), 443, no. 9–10. (Isaak Dov Ber Markon)

Encyclopedia Judaica. 1971.

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