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Moïse Ensheim

Moses Ensheim (1750-1839), also known as Brisac and Moïse/Moyse/Moses Metz, was a French-Jewish mathematician and Hebrew poet. Ensheim was a prominent member of the movement instituted by the Me'assefim. From 1782 to 1785 he was tutor in the family of Moses Mendelssohn in Berlin, having special charge over the education of Abraham Mendelssohn.


למנצח שיר | Lamnatse’aḥ Shir (Cantique), a piyyut to the tune of ‘Le Marseillaise’ by Moïse Ensheim with a paraliturgical French translation by Isaïah Berr Bing (Metz, 21 October 1792)

Contributed on: 06 Nov 2022 by Aharon N. Varady (translation) | Aharon N. Varady (editing/transcription) | Ronald Schechter (translation) | Isaïah Berr Bing | Moïse Ensheim |

“Lamnatseaḥ Shir” composed by Moses Ensheim, and its accompanying paraliturgical French translation by Isaïah Berr Bing, was first published in 1792 when it was sung in the synagogue of the Jewish community of Metz in celebration of the victory of the French Revolution and their emancipation as full citizens of France in 1791. . . .