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JOSEPH BEN SOLOMON OF CARCASSONNE:

French liturgical poet of the eleventh century. He wrote a Ḥanukkah "yoẓer" beginning "Odeka ki anafta," which is mentioned by Rashi in his commentary on Ezek. xxi. 18. Joseph took the material for this yoẓer from various haggadot, working it over in a payyeṭanic style. It is composed of verses of three lines each, arranged in alphabetical order.

Bibliography:
  • Landshuth, 'Ammude ha-'Abodah, p. 96;
  • Zunz, Literaturgesch. p. 123;
  • Gross, Gallia Judaica, p. 614.
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