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Bible Encyclopedias

The 1901 Jewish Encyclopedia

Elijah ben Judah of Paris

French Talmudist of the twelfth century, often quoted by later Talmudists as an important authority. He became well known through his controversy with R. Tam as to whether the tefillin-knot should be renewed every day. A legend arose in connection with this controversy to the effect that Elijah left his grave in order to assert himself once more against R.Tam. Elijah is the author of two piyyuá¹­im written for the Feast of Weeks, and .

  • Gross, Gallia Judaica, p. 515;
  • Zunz, Literaturgesch. p. 458.
L. G.
A. Pe.

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Singer, Isidore, Ph.D, Projector and Managing Editor. Entry for 'Elijah ben Judah of Paris'. 1901 The Jewish Encyclopedia. 1901.

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