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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...
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.
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