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SEGELMESSI (SIJILMISSI), JUDAH BEN JOSEPH:

African liturgist; flourished about 1400; a native of Segelmesa, Morocco. Two seliḥot of his are extant, one beginning "Eleh kokebe marom," and the other, "Mah e'eseh le-ẓedati," both of which bear the signature "Judah b. Joseph Segelmessi." A part of the second seliḥah has been published by Dukes in "Orient, Lit." x. 761.

Bibliography:
  • Fuenn, Keneset Yisrael, p. 415;
  • Landshuth, 'Ammude ha-'Abodah, pp. 67-68;
  • Zunz, Literaturgesch. p. 567.
J. M. Sel.
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