Links to Web Sources

Here are links leading to other information on the Web about medieval Hebrew poetry:

GENERAL

Abrahams, Israel
The Book of Delight and Other Papers.
“Hebrew Love Songs.”
http://www.authorama.com/delight-8.html
See the latter part of this material for information on medieval Hebrew poetry and for some poems.

Ancient Hebrew Poetry
www.ancienthebrewpoetry.typepad.com

Abrahams, Israel
Chapters on Jewish Literature (1899).
Chapter XI. The Spanish-Jewish Poets (I).
http://www.authorama.com/chapters-on-jewish-literature-10.html

Abrahams, Israel
Chapters on Jewish Literature (1899).
Chapter XII. The Spanish-Jewish Poets (II).
http://www.authorama.com/chapters-on-jewish-literature-12.html

Abrahams, Israel
Chapters on Jewish Literature (1899).
Chapter XVIII. Italian Jewish Poetry.
http://www.authorama.com/chapters-on-jewish-literature-18.html

Cohen, Mark R.
“Language and Poetry.”
http://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/jewish-language-and-poetry/

Internet Jewish History Sourcebook
http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/jewish/jewishsbook.html

Jewish Spain
Kosher Delight: Your Online Jewish Magazine
http://www.kosherdelight.com/SpainJewishLinks.htm
Eclectic but interesting directories of links to organizations, museums, and individuals; links to other information; and photographs.

Network of Spanish Jewish Quarters: Caminos de Sefarad
http://www.redjuderias.org/en/
A valuable resource containing lengthy photo-illustrated essay-travelogues on Spanish cities of Jewish historical importance, including Cordoba, Jaen, Toledo, Palma, Tortosa, Barcelona, Girona, Tudela, Segovia, Oviedo, Leon, Ribadavia, Avila, Caceres, and Hervas. Scroll down a ways to the map, click on a city, and wait for the .pdf file to come up with information on history, culture, biographical figures, architecture, and monuments relevant to the one-time presence of Jews in these cities.

Sephardic Poets of the Jewish Golden Age of Spain. http://kehillatisrael.net/docs/learning/sephardic_poetry.html.

Toledo
http://museosefardi.mcu.es (Spanish)
http://www.toledo-travelguide.com/tourist/attractions/synagogue-of-el-transito.html

Tudela
http://www.redjuderias.org/google/google_maps_print/tudela-en.html

SPECIALIZED BIBLIOGRAPHY

Hollender, Elizabeth.
www.rimon.de/shira

MAPS AND PHOTOGRAPHS

Map of Spanish Cities on the “European Routes of Jewish Heritage.”
http://www.spainisculture.com/en/rutas_culturales/ruta_caminos_de_sefarad.html

Maps of Spain.
http://www.maps.data-spain.com

Relief map of Andalucia.
http://www.maps.data-spain.com/shop/index.php?action=showgal&cat=21

POEMS

“Medieval Spanish Jewish Poetry”
http://www.fordham.edu/Halsall/pwh/medjewishpoem.html
Several sentences on the subject of homoerotic poetry, along with a poem by Yishaq ben Mar-Saul and a poem by Isaac Ibn Abraham, taken from Norman Roth’s article “Deal Gently with the Young Man: Love of Boys in Medieval Hebrew Poetry of Spain,” Speculum 57:1 (1982) 20-51.

POETS

Ben Labrat, Dunash
“Dunash ben Labrat.”
Jewish Virtual Library.
http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/biography/Labrat.html

Halvei, Judah

Jacobs, Louis.
“Judah Halevi.”
http://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/judah-halevi/

“Judah Ha-Levi.”
http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/view.jsp?artid=643&letter=J&search=halevi

“The Poetry and Prose of Yehudah ha-Levi.”
http://www.angelfire.com/ct/halevi/

“R. Yehuda Halevi.”
http://www.piyut.org.il/cgi-bin/search.pl?lang=en&Author=38&Tradition=&RulerComponents=authors
Texts and performances of his liturgical poetry.

Regelson, Abraham
“Israel’s Sweetest Singer: Yehudah Halevi (1080-1140).”
http://benyehuda.org/regelson/sweetest.html
Biographical sketch, analysis of poems and the Kuzari, and translations of poems.

“Yehuda Halevi.”
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yehuda_Halevi

“Yehudah HaLevi zt”l: 1080-1141 CE: ‘Love Poems.’”
http://www.sephardiccouncil.org/sages/halevi3.html
Translations of six poems.

Hanagid, Samuel
“Abraham Ibd Daud: On Samuel Ha-Nagid, Vizier of Granada, 993-d after 1056.”
Internet Jewish History Sourcebook. Medieval Sourcebook.
http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/source/ha-nagid.html

“Samuel Ha-Nagid (Samuel Halevi ben Joseph Ibn Nagdela).”
http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/view.jsp?artid=183&letter=S&search=ha nagid

“Sanuel ha-Nagid.”
Jewish Heritage Online Magazine.
http://jhom.com/personalities/shmuel_hanagid/index.htm
Good overview, utilizing excerpts from quality scholarly materials.

“Yehudah HaNasi (Judah the Prince).”
Jewish Virtual Library.
http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/biography/hanasi.html

Ibn Ezra, Abraham
“Ibn Ezra, Abraham Ben Meïr (Aben Ezra).”
http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/view.jsp?artid=11&letter=I&search=ibn ezra abraham

“Abraham Ibn Ezra.”
Jewish Virtual Library.
http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/biography/IbnEzra.html

“Abraham Ibn Ezra.”
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abraham_Ibn_Ezra

“R. Avraham Ibn Ezra.”
http://www.piyut.org.il/cgi-bin/search.pl?lang=en&Author=13&Tradition=&RulerComponents=authors
Hebrew texts and performances of the author’s liturgical poetry.

Epstein, Meira.
“Rabbi Avraham Ibn Ezra.”
http://bear-star.com/article%20-%20ibn%20ezra%20-%20life%20and%20work.htm

Ibn Ezra, Moses
“Ibn Ezra, Moses Ben Jacob Ha-Sallah (Abu Harun Musa).”
http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/view.jsp?artid=15&letter=I&search=ibn ezra moses

“Moses ibn Ezra.”
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moses_ibn_Ezra

Ibn Gabirol, Solomon
“Ibn Gabirol, Solomon Ben Judah (Abu Ayyub Sulaiman Ibn YaḤya Ibn Jabirul.”
http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/view.jsp?artid=17&letter=I&search=ibn gabirol

“R. Shlomo Ibn Gabirol.”
http://www.piyut.org.il/cgi-bin/search.pl?lang=en&Author=42&Tradition=&RulerComponents=authors
Hebrew texts and performances of the poet’s liturgical poetry.

Immanuel of Rome
“Immanual the Roman.”
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Immanuel_the_Roman

PIYYUT/LITURGICAL POETRY
Abrahams, Israel.
Chapters on Jewish Literature (1899). Chapter VII. The New-Hebrew Piyut.
http://www.authorama.com/chapters-on-jewish-literature-8.html

Arnoff, Basmat Hazan.
“The Piyyut Is Jewish Soul Music.”
Zeek, March 2006.
http://www.zeek.net/603piyyut/
Recent article describing resurgence of interest in Jewish liturgical poetry in Israel, including the writing and performance of new poems, music, and poems set to music.

Deutsch, Gotthard. “Piyyut.”
http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/view.jsp?artid=360&letter=P&search=liturgicalpoetry

Hammer, Reuven.
“Piyyutim: Religious Poetry.”
http://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/piyyutim-religious-poetry/

Invitation to Piyyut.
http://www.piyut.org.il/
Web site in English and Hebrew (but mostly in Hebrew) dedicated to piyyut—Jewish liturgical poetry and music—with general information, classic piyyutim, as well as many new compositions.

Siegel, Eliezer
“Piyyut: The Poetry of Worship.”
http://people.ucalgary.ca/~elsegal/Shokel/940908_Piyyut.html