The image of R. Yehuda Halevi is not only of a renaissance man, but of an intellectual whose biography reflects an artist's life. A sensitive creator, the signs of the times and the condition of the exile of Israel left a very deep impression on him. Poetry, halakha, contemplation and interpretation were all intertwined in this great personality. R. Yehuda Halevi’s character, writings and ideas continue to have a profound effect on Jewish creativity.
This collection of essays, edited by Prof. Ephraim Hazan and Prof. Dov Schwartz, seeks to expose and examine different aspects in the work of R. Yehuda Halevi using various methods to decipher the work of this great poet and thinker.