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Iyar 26 is the yahrtzeit (anniversary of the passing) of Rabbi Saadia Gaon (892?-942), author of Emunot V'deot, one of the earliest works of Jewish philosophy. ("Gaon" was the title given to the leading Sages of Babylonia in the post-Talmudic period). Lin...
(4642-4702; 882-942)
abraham Rabbi Saadia ben Joseph, one of the last and most famous Gaonim, a great Talmudic scholar, Jewish philosopher and inspiring leader, was born in a small village near Fayyum, in Egypt (the site of the ancient city Pithom which together with Raamses ...
When the two pupils approached, they saw their master sitting in the snow, weeping and praying. They hurriedly departed from that place.
The Megillah of Antiochus
The miracle of Chanukah, is about shining light outward, and to the outside. The original requirements for the Chanukah menorah stipulate that it be lit only once it is dark. And where? “At the door of your house, on the outside.” Why? As the Talmud state...
Five philosophers on G-d, creation, and the health of the soul
Al-Kindi, Al-Razi and Ibn-Tufal were three influential Muslim thinkers who participated in a great intellectual endeavor alongside the most famous Jewish philosophers of the medieval era.
Kfar Chabad scholar brings Rabbi Saadia Gaon’s work to a contemporary audience
Rabbi YomTov Hakohen Guindi was silent for a moment when I mentioned that I was learning Arabic to advance my career as a journalist. Then he said: “If so, come home with me. I have something special to show you.” I went along as a curious reporter hoping...
Major Gaonim and their accomplishments.
Part 2 of “Is Midrash For Real?”
The Zohar tells a parable of a beautiful woman who peeks out to her beloved through a small window. Those who love her, find her. Those who don’t, must have patience.
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