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 Avigdor Karo

Avigdor Karo

Birth
Regensburg, Stadtkreis Regensburg, Bavaria (Bayern), Germany
Death 25 Apr 1439
Prague, Okres Praha, Prague Capital City, Czech Republic
Burial Prague, Okres Praha, Prague Capital City, Czech Republic
Memorial ID 2593 · View Source
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Poet and Scholar. Known as an outstanding scholar of the Kabbalah, he served as chief rabbi and court poet to Wenceslas IV. In 1389, after the massacre of some 3000 Jews in the Prague ghetto, Rabbi Karo, composed an elegy to commemorate the tragedy which was incorporated in the prayers of Sedichos. With his death in 1439, he was interred in the Old Jewish Cemetery, Europe's oldest surviving Jewish burial ground. His headstone, the oldest in the cemetery, is now on display in the Maisl Synagogue museum, and a replica stone marks his grave.

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  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 2593
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Avigdor Karo (unknown–25 Apr 1439), Find A Grave Memorial no. 2593, citing Starý židovský hřbitov, Prague, Okres Praha, Prague Capital City, Czech Republic ; Maintained by Find A Grave .