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Rabbinic Creativity

Medieval W. Christendom

  1. Introduction
    1. Introduction- Rabbinic Creativity
  2. Images
    1. Illuminated Page from Thirteenth-Century German Mishneh Torah Manuscript
    2. Illuminated Page from Fifteenth-Century Portuguese Mishneh Torah Manuscript
    3. Rabbi Zedekiah ben Abrahamha-Rofe, Shibbolei Ha-Leket
    4. Illuminated Page from Fifteenth-Century Italian Arba`ah Turim, Yorah De`ah Manuscript
    5. Illuminated Page from Fifteenth-Century Italian Arba`ah Turim Even ha-`Ezer Manuscript
    6. Illuminated Page from Fifteenth-Century Italian Arba`ah Turim, Hoshen Mishpat Manuscript
  3. Primary Texts
    1. The Establishment of Rabbinic Studies in Spain, Abraham Ibn Daud’s Sefer ha-Kabbalah
    2. History of Rabbinic Studies in France, Rabbi Moses of Coucy’s Sefer Mizvot Gadol
    3. History of Rabbinic Studies in France, Rabbi Menahem ben Zerah’s Zeidah la-Derekh
    4. Code Introduction, Rabbi Asher ben Yehiel’s Arba`ah Turim
  4. Secondary Literature
    1. I. Ta-Shma, “Rabbinic Literature in the Middle Ages- 1000-1492,” The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Studies (2002), ed. M. Goodman et al. (Oxford- Oxford University Press, 2002), 219-240.
    2. I. Twersky, Rabad of Posquieres, A Twelfth-Century Talmudist (Cambridge MA- Harvard University Press, 1962).
    3. H. J. Zimmels, “Codification by the Jews of Spain,” The Sephardi Heritage, ed. R. D. Barnett (New York- Ktav, 1971), 402-424.
    4. H. Soloveitchik, “Religious Law and Change- The Medieval Ashkenazic Example,” AJS Review 12 (1987)- 205-221.
    5. E. Kanarfogel, “Progress and Tradition in Medieval Ashkenaz,” Jewish History 14 (2000)- 287-315.
    6. H. Soloveitchik, “Catastrophe and Halakhic Creativity; Ashkenaz – 1096, 1242, 1306 and 1298,” Jewish History 12 (1998)- 71-85.
  5. Videos
    1. What part did the rabbinic tradition play in Medieval Europe? Prof. Robert Chazan.
    2. Cultural Stimulation. Prof. Robert Chazan.

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