The Strashun Library of Vilna
Rescued from the Ashes

Shirim Ahadim

000006111.jpg

Title

Shirim Ahadim

Date

1857

Subject

Poetry, Hebrew
Karaites
Strashun Library

Description

Shirim Ahadim (A Few Poems). Casas, Elijah. Leipzig: K. B. Lork, 1857.

Born in Armyansk, Crimea, Elijah ben Elia Kasas (1832–1912) was a Karaite scholar and director of a Karaite cantorial school in Eupatoria. One of the few Karaite contributors to secular Hebrew literature, Kasas published numerous poems in maskilic periodicals. However, he later tried to sever all connection between the Karaites and the mainstream of Jewry. He asserted that the Karaites were not Semites, but a Tatar or Khazar tribe which had become converted to the Jewish faith. His works include a Hebrew textbook, Le-Regel ha-Yeladim (1869), intended for the Karaite youth speaking the Tatar language, among others. He also translated the Karaite prayer book entitled Ketoret Tamid into Russian (1905).

The book contains original poems by Elijah Casas, as well as his Hebrew translations of Russian, German and French poems by other authors.

Creator

Casas, Elijah

Source

YIVO Library

Publisher

YIVO Institute for Jewish Research

Language

Hebrew

Type

Book

Identifier

YIVO Library Rabbinic Collection (וו/25־ ש 48)

Rights

YIVO owns the compilation of content that is posted on this website, which consists of text, images, and/or audio, and video. However, YIVO does not necessarily own each component of the compilation. Some content is in the public domain and some content is protected by third party rights. It is the user's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other use restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in YIVO websites.

The materials on this web site may be used for personal, research and educational purposes only. Publication (including posting on the Internet and online exhibitions) or any other use without prior authorization is prohibited. Please visit https://www.yivo.org/Rights-Reproductions for more information about use of materials from this website.

YIVO has employed due diligence in seeking to identify copyright holders of the materials in this compilation. We invite any copyright owners who are not properly identified to contact us at yivomail@yivo.cjh.org.

Citation

Casas, Elijah, “Shirim Ahadim,” YIVO Online Exhibitions, accessed July 11, 2020, https://exhibitions.yivo.org/items/show/2911.
Submit a transcription, translation or additional information on the song or the performer