Yannai

(4–5th century)
   Palestinian liturgical poet (paytan). Though Yannai apparently lived in Palestine under Byzantine rule, a few of his poems are decidedly anti-Christian. He wrote liturgical poems for every Sabbath of the year, some of which were discovered in the Cairo Genizah (depository for sacred texts).

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  • YANNAI — YANNAI, liturgical poet, one of the principal representatives of the old Palestinian piyyut. References to Yannai in the Sources Yannai is first mentioned in Kirkisani s Kitāb al Anwar (beginning of the tenth century) once, together with Eleazar… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • YANNAI — YANNAI, or Yannai Rabbah (the Great), early third century Palestinian amora. It seems highly likely that the late tanna Yannai, who is mentioned in Avot 4:14, and Tosefta Sanhedrin 2:5, is to be identified with the early amora Yannai (S. Friedman …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Yannai — is the name of:urname* Michal Yannai * Alexander JannaeusGiven name* Yannai ben Ishmael * Yannai the Younger * Yannai Bar …   Wikipedia

  • Yannaï —  Ne doit pas être confondu avec Alexandre Jannée. Yannaï (hébreu : יניי selon l usage du Talmud de Jérusalem ou ינאי, selon l épellation judéo babylonienne) est l un des plus anciens payetanim (auteurs de poésie liturgique juive) et le… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Yannai —    1) (fl. 3rd cent)    Palestinian amora. He was a pupil of Judah ha Nasi and Hiyya. He estab lished an academy at Akhbara in Upper Galilee, the teachings of which are cited in the Palestinian and Babylonian Talmuds as de ve Rabbi Yannai (school …   Dictionary of Jewish Biography

  • Yannai — n. family name (Hebrew) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • YANNAI (Jannaeus), ALEXANDER — (b. c. 126–76 B.C.E.), Hasmonean ruler of Judaea (103–76 B.C.E.), son of John Hyrcanus; was high priest and king. According to Josephus, Yannai was hated by his father and for this reason was forced to spend his childhood in Galilee. When his… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Michal Yannai — Michal Yannai, 2006 Born June 18, 1972 (1972 06 18) (age 39) Ramat Gan, Israel …   Wikipedia

  • BET YANNAI — (Heb. בֵּית יַנַּאי), coastal moshav in the Ḥefer Plain, affiliated with Tenu at ha Moshavim; founded in 1933. Its settlers came from Poland, Lithuania, and North America. Its economy was based on farming (mostly citrus plantations) and tourism… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • DOSTAI BEN YANNAI — (fl. second half of second century), Palestinian tanna. The name Dostai is a form of the Greek Δοσίθεος corresponding to the Hebrew Mattaniah. Only one brief halakhah is ascribed to Dostai himself (Tosef. Git. 7:11 = BB 11:10). In addition he… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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