Tuesday, September 25, 2012

News at Eleven: Little is known about Rabbi Meir

and it is not clear whether or not he completed his writing after fleeing England, but his connection to the town is made clear in one poem, where the initial lines are an acrostic that spell: "I am Meir, son of Rabbi Eliahu, from the city of Norwich which is in the land of isles called Angleterre. May I grow up in the Torah of my Creator and in fear of him; Amen, Amen, Selah."

from The Jewish Chronicle: The medieval Jewish poet who preceded Chaucer


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