The significant influence of Arabic culture on medieval Jewish culture is evident in a wide variety of areas: linguistics, biblical exegesis, philosophy, science, religious rituals, and of course, poetry. This influence is particularly noticeable in the secular poetry of Spain beginning in the 10th century, and also in the liturgical poetry, which developed a unique style very different from the piyyut of Eretz Israel. The Arabic influence is reflected in many aspects: structure, meter and rhyme, genre and content, literary taste, aesthetic and moral values, and images and idioms used by the poets. A strong influence can also be found in anthologies of proverbs and popular sayings. In this volume, the fruit of many decades of research, the author has collected hundreds of motifs that were borrowed from Arabic sources and implanted in Hebrew literature, especially in Spanish poetry. The motifs are sorted and classified according to subject, thus presenting the reader with a rich and varied study of this broad spectrum of influence.
Danacode:   110-20100 ISBN:  965-226-288-9 Language:   Hebrew Pages:   512 Weight:   700 gr Dimensions:  17X25 cm Publication Date:   02/2007 Publisher:   Bar-Ilan University Press
This book offers an exhaustive study of this intriguing synthesis between the rules of Hebrew grammar, agreed upon and arranged in the early scriptures, and the logical and philosophical assumptions created mainly in Greek thought.
This book deals with the Hebrew liturgical poems from Spain known as “personal reshut”. Among students of Medieval Hebrew poetry these poems are considered to possess outstanding artistic merit and to stand at the apex of Spanish Jewish piyyut. In my stud
Collection of articles by renowned scholars in Israel and abroad, dealing with social, economic and intellectual history, Bible exegesis and translation, philosophy and polemics, literature and linguistics. Based on lectures delivered at the Sixth Interna
Articles on subjects of interest to Prof. Ratzaby in the fields of poetry and Piyyut, Yemenite Jewry, Sa'adia Gaon, Hebrew Language and Hebrew Literature. The book represents the latest discoveries by leading scholars in each of these areas and other subj
In compiling this unique dictionary, Prof. Ratzaby has methodically and minutely examined the Arabic language used by R. Sa'adya Gaon in his translation of the Bible and in his commentaries. Words of exceptional form or meaning, not included in the cl