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Rishonim: (a) the “Earlier Sages,” who flourished from the mid-eleventh to the mid-sixteenth centuries; (b) works written by these sages
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Scroll Down - Part 8
The first half of the last millennium (1000–1500) saw an explosion in Jewish literacy in many fields: Kabbalah, philosophy, biblical commentary, poetry, and most notably the great codifications of Halachah (Jewish Law). How did these great Codes originate...
How did we get from the revelation at Sinai to the halachah we have today?
The Jews in Exile
This class covers the lives of several important Ashkenazic scholars of the medieval period (“Rishonim”), including Rashi and the authors of Tosafos.
The Jews in Exile
This class covers the lives of several important Sephardic scholars of the medieval period (“Rishonim”), including Rabbeinu Yitzchak Alfasi and Ibn Ezra. The bulk of the class is spent on the life of Maimonides.
A liturgical poet and Tosafist who led the community of York, martyred in the massacre of 1190
The life and times of Rabbi Moses of London
Henry III of England interferes in a complex divorce case. The story of an illustrious Jewish family living in England prior to the expulsion of 1290.
Jewish Personalities of Medieval England
A glimpse into the life and teachings of a relatively unknown English Tosafist, an illustrious medieval Jewish scholar, who fell victim to one of the earliest documented cases of blood libel.
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