Abarbanel, Rabbi Don Isaac

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Abarbanel, Rabbi Don Isaac: 1437-1508; Portugal, Spain and Venice; leader of Spanish Jewry and minister to the king of Spain, exiled in the expulsion of 1492; author of commentary on Torah
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The Jews in Exile
The End of Spanish Jewry
This class covers the tumultuous period that included the Inquisition and the expulsion from Spain. Much of this class focuses on the life of Don Yitzchak Abarbanel.
(1437-1508)
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The decree and expulsion. Where Jews went. Reasons for the tragedy. 500 years later.
1508
Today is the yahrtzeit (anniversary of the passing) of Rabbi Don Isaac Abravanel (1437-1508), one of the leaders of Spanish Jewry at the time of the 1492 expulsion. A minister in the king's court (after having served as treasurer to the king of Portugal),...
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Abarbanel - A Torah commentator and religious philosopher (Lisbon, 1437 - Venice, 158). He was extremely involved in explaining matters of faith, especially in regard to the ultimate redemption. He served as Minster of the Treasury in the Portugese and Ca...
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