ALBAZ, MOSES BEN MAIMON


ALBAZ, MOSES BEN MAIMON
ALBAZ, MOSES BEN MAIMON (16th century), Moroccan kabbalist. Albaz, who lived in Tarrodant, was the author of Heikhal Kodesh, which he began writing in 1575. It is an interpretation of the prayers in the kabbalistic idiom, based mainly on the Zohar and menahem recanati 's works. The manuscript was owned by R. Jacob Sasportas , who published it with the annotations of R. Aaron ha-Sab'uni of Salé (1653). His work Sod Kaf-Bet Otiyyot is preserved in the copy by R. Joseph b. Solomon ibn Mussa (London, Jews' College, Montefiore Ms. 335). -BIBLIOGRAPHY: Azulai, 2 (1852), no. 55, S.V. Heikhal Kodesh; G. Scholem, in: KS, 6 (1929/30), 276, 457; J. Ben-Naim, Malkhei Rabbanan (1931), 95b.

Encyclopedia Judaica. 1971.

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