JUDAH B. SHENEOR OF EVREUX:
French liturgical poet of the thirteenth century. He maintained a correspondence with Jacob b. Solomon of Courson (c. 1260). According to Carmoly, he was the brother of Moses and Samuel of Evreux, and lived in Vendeuvre; but Gross rejects this opinion, for Judah followed them a whole generation later, and it can not be positively affirmed even that he was a native of Evreux. Judah composed an elegy of forty-five strophes on the martyrs, opening with the words "Ẓiyyon halo tish'ali." He is quoted by Aaron ha-Kohen ("Shabbat," § 324). The reference in "Semaḳ" (No. 153) is not to Judah, but to Isaac b. Sheneor.
- Zunz, Z. G. p. 42;
- idem, Literaturgesch. p. 479;
- Gross, Gallia Judaica, p. 11.