TITLE

Akdamut: History, Folklore, and Meaning

AUTHOR(S)
Hoffman, Jeffrey
PUB. DATE
April 2009
SOURCE
Jewish Quarterly Review;Spring2009, Vol. 99 Issue 2, p161
SOURCE TYPE
Review
DOC. TYPE
Poetry Review
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
37808381

Tags: AKDAMUT (Poem);  MEIR ben Isaac Sheliah Zibbur, d. ca. 1096;  POEMS -- Reviews;  RELIGIOUS poetry;  FOLKLORE & history

 

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