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Elazar ben Moshe Azikri

Rabbi Elazar ben Moshe Azikri (אלעזר בן משה אזכרי‎‎‎, also Elazar Azkari) (1533–1600) was a Jewish kabbalist, poet and writer, born in Safed to a Sephardic family who had settled in the Land of Israel after the expulsion from Spain. Rabbi Elazar studied Torah under Rabbi Yosef Sagis and Rabbi Jacob Berab, and is counted with the greatest Rabbis and intellectuals of his time: Shlomo Halevi Alkabetz, Yosef Karo, Moshe Cordovero, Isaac Luria, Israel Najara, etc. In 1588 Rabbi Elazar founded the "Sukat Shalom" movement who acted to arouse in Jews the devotion to religion. Rabbi Elazar died in 1600 and was buried in Safed. Rabbi Elazar's Book, the Sefer Ḥaredim (ספר חרדים), printed after his death in 1600, is considered as one of the main books of Jewish deontology. The famous piyyut (liturgical poem) Yedid Nefesh (ידיד נפש) was first published by Rabbi Elazar in Sefer Ḥaredim. He also wrote a commentary on Tractate Bezah and Berachot of the Jerusalem Talmud. (via wikipedia)

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יְדִיד נֶפֶשׁ | Yedid Nefesh, a piyyut transmitted by Elazar ben Moshe Azikri (ca. 16th c.) translated by Sara Lapidot

Contributed on: ט׳ בתמוז ה׳תשפ״א (2021-06-18) by Sara Lapidot (translation) | Elazar ben Moshe Azikri |

The popular piyyut, Yedid Nefesh, in Hebrew with English translation. . . .


יְדִיד נֶפֶשׁ | Yedid Nefesh, a piyyut transmitted by Elazar ben Moshe Azikri (ca. 16th c.) translated by Rabbi Sam Seicol

Contributed on: י״ט בשבט ה׳תש״פ (2020-02-14) by Aharon N. Varady (transcription) | Rabbi Sam Seicol | Elazar ben Moshe Azikri |

A variation of the piyyut “Yedid Nefesh” in Hebrew with English translation. . . .


יְדִיד נֶפֶשׁ | Yedid Nefesh, a piyyut transmitted by Elazar ben Moshe Azikri (ca. 16th c.) Arabic translation by Hillel Farḥi (1913)

Contributed on: ט״ז בתמוז ה׳תשע״ז (2017-07-10) by Elazar ben Moshe Azikri | Dr. Hillel Farḥi (translation) | Wikisource Contributors (proofreading) |

A variation of the piyyut Yedid Nefesh with a corresponding translation in Arabic. . . .


יְדִיד נֶפֶשׁ | Yedid Nefesh, a piyyut transmitted by Elazar ben Moshe Azikri (ca. 16th c.) translation by Nina Salaman (1897)

Contributed on: י״ג בתשרי ה׳תשפ״ב (2021-09-18) by Aharon N. Varady (transcription) | Nina Davis Salaman (translation) | Elazar ben Moshe Azikri |

The piyyut, Yedid Nefesh, in Hebrew with an English translation. . . .


יְדִיד נֶפֶשׁ | Yedid Nefesh, a piyyut transmitted by Elazar ben Moshe Azikri (ca. 16th c.) interpretive translation by Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi

Contributed on: כ׳ במרחשון ה׳תשע״ה (2014-11-13) by Zalman Schachter-Shalomi | Elazar ben Moshe Azikri |

A variation of the piyyut, Yedid Nefesh, in Hebrew with a creative English translation. . . .