Akdamut: History, Folklore, and Meaning

Hoffman, Jeffrey
April 2009
Jewish Quarterly Review;Spring2009, Vol. 99 Issue 2, p161
Poetry Review
The article offers poetry criticism of the poem "Akdamut," by Rabbi Meir bar Yitzchak. It explores the history, meaning and folklore tales of the poem. It also offers a study of a Yiddish folktale against its historical background that will help to explain the popularity and longevity of a lengthy Aramaic liturgical poem. Rabbi Meir bar Yitzchak of Worms, Germany.


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