'Ich muss Gott, den Höchsten Israels, anrufen': Die Klage Eqra L-Elohim ‘Elyon von Yisra’el Bar Avraham als Wiederaufnahme der Klagen nach 1096

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The article offers an edition, German translation and commentary of a Qina for the 9th of Av from an otherwise unknown poet of Hebrew liturgical poetry memorizing an act of Jewish martyrdom at Lauda and Bischofsheim from 13th century Ashkenaz. The text serves as starting point for a discussion of some features in the history of the literary genre of the Qina in Christian Europe and especially of the dynamics in the choice between universality and concreteness in this kind of liturgical poetry in response to historical events.
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)111-150
Number of pages40
JournalAschkenas: Zeitschrift für Geschichte und Kultur der Juden
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2013


  • German literature
  • Hebrew language literature
  • 400-1499 Medieval period
  • poetry
  • liturgical poetry

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