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Crusader Period

Kingdom of Jerusalem-Crusader Period, 1099-1295
By January 28, 2009 0 Comments Read More →

Kingdom of Jerusalem-Crusader Period, 1099-1295

Highlights- Siege of Jerusalem, 1099 Richard the Lionhearted, 1157–1199 Benjamin of Tudela’s First Letter from Jerusalem, c. 1165 Benjamin of Tudela’s Second Letter from Jerusalem, c. 1165 Maimonides’ Letter about Jewish Captives, 1168 Letter of Nahmanides from Jerusalem, 1267 Cairo Genizah Overview The Crusader Kingdom 1099-1187, Teddy Kollek and Moshe Pearlman, Jerusalem- Sacred City of […]

Talmud, 13th century
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Talmud, 13th century

During the Middle Ages the Talmud was the target of relentless condemnation, vilification and censorship by the Christian Church. Vicious hostility to its allegedly offensive and blasphemous contents led to frequent public burnings, the first in Paris in 1242. As a result, very few complete manuscripts of the Talmud have survived, and the remaining fragmentary […]

Cairo Genizah
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Cairo Genizah

Guidebook The Cairo Geniza is an accumulation of almost 200,000 Jewish manuscripts that were found in the genizah of the Ben Ezra synagogue (built 882) of Fustat, Egypt (now Old Cairo), the Basatin cemetery east of Old Cairo, and a number of old documents that were bought in Cairo in the later 19th century. The […]

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