'WHY WAS I COMPARED TO THE IBN EZRA? WHO IS HE?'
Jarmila Gorna’s whole album Aspaklaria was aired on Jerusalem’s Radio Free Nachlaot in Steve Levine's 'Homegrown' programme on the 4 Dec. One of the radio presenters, Lorelai Kude, compared her to the medieval Torah commentator, the Ibn Ezra, for his many talents:
Jarmila commented on Facebook: ‘So, friends, how much better can it get... and what an honour’...
But who exactly was the legendary Abraham Ibn Ezra, known simply as the Ibn Ezra?
Rabbi Abraham Ben Meir Ibn Ezra (Hebrew: אברהם אבן עזרא or ראב"ע) was a Jewish Torah commentator, philosopher, astronomer & astrologer, mathematician, poet, linguist and wonderer.
His work ‘The Beginning of Wisdom’ (… is the Fear of God) is a one of the most important of the basic medieval texts of astrology.
There is a legend that he died in England from a fever and a sickness that came upon him after an encounter with a pack of wild black dogs. This legend is attached to the belief that he denied the existence of demons.