Judah ha-Levi

Judah ha-Levi

[hah-lee-vahy, -ley-vee]
noun
(Judah ben Samuel Halevi) 1085–1140, Spanish rabbi, physician, poet, and philosopher.
Also, Judah Halevi.
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Judah ha-Levi (hɑːˈliːvaɪ)
 
n
?1075--1141, Jewish poet and philosopher, born in Spain; his major works include the collection in Diwan and the prose work Sefer ha-Kuzari, which presented his philosophy of Judaism in dialogue form

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judah ha-levi

Jewish poet and religious philosopher. His works were the culmination of the development of Hebrew poetry within the Arabic cultural sphere. Among his major works are the poems collected in Diwan, the "Zionide" poems celebrating Zion, and the Sefer ha-Kuzari ("Book of the Khazar"), presenting his philosophy of Judaism in dialogue form

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