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Judah Ibn Tibbon

(1120 - 1190)

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Judah Ibn Tibbon was born in Granada, but emigrated during the Almohad persecutions. Ibn Tibbon settled in Southern France. He is best known for his translations from Arabic to Hebrew. He translated Bahya Ibn Pakuda's work, Duties of the Heart, Judah Halevi's Kuzari, and Saadia Gaon's Beliefs and Opinions

Sources: This material was originally published in Sparks! - an e-zine for Jewish families located on the Internet at

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