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Avigdor Karo
Birth: unknown
Death: Apr. 25, 1439

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. (bio by: Iola) 
Starý židovský hřbitov
Okres Praha
Prague Capital City, Czech Republic
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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Avigdor Karo
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