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ELIJAH HA-'ADENI:

Rabbi and payyeṭan cf Cochin, India; dates of birth and death unknown. He was a native of Aden, and was therefore called "Ha-'Adeni," that is to say, "the man of Aden." He wrote "Azharot," a piyyuṭ, on the 613 commandments, which is read by the Jews of India and chiefly by those of Cochin on Shemini 'Aẓeret, or the eighth day of Sukkot (Amsterdam, 1688).

Bibliography:
  • Wolf, Bibl. Hebr. ii., p. 1306. iii., No. 239b;
  • Steinschneider, Cat. Bodl. col. 925:
  • Dukes, Zur Kenntniss der Neuhebr. Relig. Poes. p. 141;
  • Orient, Lit. vii., col. 677;
  • Michael, Or ha-Ḥayyim, p. 174, No. 373.
L. G. M. Sel.
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