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Dr. Israel Sandman is a Fellow at University College London’s Department of Hebrew & Jewish Studies. His areas of research include medieval Jewish thought and medieval Hebrew manuscripts.
How and why Isaac Israeli's 'Yesod Olam' (Toledo 1310) underwent textual changes.
Incrementalism and the absolute in the inner life
Monosim: Is there anything apart from G-d. Do we exist? How can we actualize monism?
Comparing variant versions of the morning prayer Elokai Nishamah found in some of the earliest manuscripts of the Talmud. Examining how Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi applies one particular version in his Tanya.
What was Rashi trying to do with his commentary on the Five Books of Moses?
What happens when we sound the shofar on Rosh Hashanah? A comparison between the shofar sounded on Rosh Hashanah and the shofar of the Messiah. The Lubavitcher Rebbe's interpretation of an enigmatic passage from Isaiah.
A case study of how the close analysis of manuscripts yields new insights into the intellectual, social and cultural history of Chabad.
How a Tsarist ban on Hasidic books encouraged a boom in the dissemination of handwritten texts. Insights from a Hasidic manuscript collection in the Moses Gaster Collection of the John Rylands Library.
The masculine and the feminine in Chabad thought, based on two discourses given by the seventh Chabad Rebbe in the winter of 1965.
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