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Nir Krakauer (translation)

Nir Krakauer (translation)

Nir Krakauer is a civil engineering professor at City College of New York.

זמר לט״ו באב | Zemer for Tu b’Av, by Avraham ben Ḥalfon (ca. 12th c.)

Contributed on: י״ז באב ה׳תשע״ו (2016-08-20) by Abraham ben Ḥalfon | Nir Krakauer (translation) |

This 12th century Yemenite liturgical poem for Tu b’Av is based on the Babylonian Talmud Taanit 30b-31a. . . .


אֵל בָּרוּךְ | El Barukh :: A piyyut containing the 42 Letter Name, recorded by Rabbi Isaiah Horowitz

Contributed on: ז׳ בטבת ה׳תשע״ט (2018-12-15) by Aharon N. Varady (translation) | Nir Krakauer (translation) | Isaiah Horowitz |

A piyyut providing the 42 letter divine name as an acrostic, recorded in the work of Rabbi Isaiah Horowitz. . . .


אֱלֹהִים בְּיִשְׂרָאֵל | Elohim b’Yisrael :: A piyyut containing the 42 Letter Name, recorded in Sefer haPeliah

Contributed on: ט׳ בטבת ה׳תשע״ט (2018-12-16) by Aharon N. Varady (translation) | Nir Krakauer (translation) | Unknown Author(s) |

The earliest recorded prayer or piyyut providing an acrostic for the 42 letter divine name. . . .


תפילה להפך – מאבן בֹחן | Prayer for Transformation, from the poem “Even Boḥan” by Rabbi Ḳalonymus ben Ḳalonymus ben Meir (1322 C.E.)

Contributed on: ב׳ במרחשון ה׳תשע״ט (2018-10-11) by Aharon N. Varady (transcription) | Aharon N. Varady (translation) | Nir Krakauer (translation) | Isaac Gantwerk Mayer (translation) | Steven Greenberg | Ḳalonymus ben Ḳalonymus ben Meir |

A prayer by רבי קלונימוס בן קלונימוס Kalonymus ben Kalonymus that appears in his poem ספר אבן בוחן, יג Even Boḥan (§13), describing the author’s wish to have been born a Jewish woman. . . .



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