Hadassi, Jehuda

Hadassi, Jehuda a learned Karaite Jew, was born towards the end of the 11th century, at Jerusalem, and died between 1150 and 1160. He is the author of a great work, bearing upon the literature of the Karaite Jews, entitled, אֶשׁכֹּל הִכֹּפֶר, also סֵפֶר הִפֶּלֶס, first published at Koslov, 1836. See Furst, Bibl. Jud. 1:353; Geschichte der Karaer, 2:211 sq.; De' Rossi, Dizionaro Storico (Germ. transl.), page 120. (B.P.)

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