A broad historical perspective informs this book, as well as an inclusive consideration of Rashi’s many and variegated writings related directly or indirectly to the Jewish-Christian polemic, which gained momentum in his lifetime.
An exploration of the intellectual and social world of Rabbeinu Tam.
This book, the third in Dr. Nezrit's works on the communities of Tafilalet / Sijilmassa, covers all the customs of the area.
This volume is based on lectures that were first delivered at the International Conference "Iranian Jews: Identity and Heritage" held at Bar-Ilan University and organized by the Aharon and Rachel Dahan Center for Culture, Society and Education in the Seph
“A Treasury of Fables” is a comprehensive study of the book written by Isaac ibn Sahula in Castile in 1281, which is distinguished by two innovations.
This volume is dedicated to Daniel Sperber, the world-renowned, Israel Prize-winning Jewish studies scholar, rabbinic authority, and mentor to many in Bar-Ilan University and beyond. It illustrates some of his frequently trodden and diverse paths.
This compilation deals with religious works written in the span of 1,000 years by sages of Fez and other Moroccan communities about language, religious poetry and literature, interpretation and thought, established halacha and local regulations.
Is there 'Jewish Medicine' (science of healing) with unique characteristics, or, perhaps has the medicine of the Jews not been significantly different from common medicine through the ages?
This book includes articles on Rashi and his disciples that expand on the study of Rashi – questions of interpretation, thought, law, language, poetry and history associated with the works of Rashi and his disciples.
'The Jewish Pope'', the story of Elchanan, the son of R. Shimeon of Mayence, who was kidnapped from his home, grew up as a Christian, became a pope, and finally returned to his father's home and to Judaism, is one of the most famous Jewish folktales. This
A collection of interdisciplinary studies on the Jews of Tunisia. The 22 articles by foremost scholars from Israel and from abroad encompass a wide variety of fields such as: rabbinic literature, history of Tunisian Jewry throughout the ages, community li
The volume deals with two main areas: religious customs of Ashkenaz and Jewish leadership in Ashkenaz in medieval and early modern times. The articles on customs examine the history of customs in early Ashkenaz in particular, and the development of variou
Times of crisis are the making or unmaking of a leadership. The present volume examines this theme in great depth and variety, encompassing a time span from classical Athens to the second half of the 20th century, and moving through Europe, Asia, and the
The papers in this collection are divided into three groups according to the ways in which economic methods are applied. Part I uses the analytical tools of economics to enrich our understanding of’Jewish approaches to various activities and ’to’provide i
The Land of Israel in the 16th century had a distinct influence on the Jewish Diaspora due to the Spanish exiles who settled in Safed. Their teachings became the universal Jewish heritage in many fields, by virtue of their learnedness as well as the f
Did the Oriental Jewish woman have a history of her own? What was her image in male consciousness? What is known about her contemporary experiences? These are just a few of the questions addressed by the articles in this volume. Their authors have made us
The book is based on the essays of the Muslim Jerusalem physician, Ab'u Abdallah Muhamad ibn Sa'id al-Tamimi, who lived in the second half of the 10th century. The information given by al-Tamimi is not restricted solely to medical matters but is also of g
Historical accounts and oral traditions of the eating of locusts among Jewish communities throughout the diaspora. Extensive attention is paid to the geo-cultural aspect and its influence on eating practices and rabbinical halakhic rulings among the commu
Collection of articles by renowned scholars in Israel and abroad, dealing with social, economic and intellectual history, Bible exegesis and translation, philosophy and polemics, literature and linguistics. Based on lectures delivered at the Sixth Interna
Andrew Sharf, who died in 1990, is acknowledged as an outstanding authority on Byzantine-Jewish and Armenian history. The present volume contains 18 of his papers, classics in their field.
Contains essays in medieval biblical exegesis, Jewish-Christian relations and ecclesiastical history.
Miriam and Nehemia Aminoah Prize of the Histradrut Hapoel Hamizrahi, 1997 A collection of documents written in Lucena, southern Spain, at the beginning of the 11th century C.E., from Cairo Geniza fragments in the Bodleian Library in Oxford. Examination
Ibn el Arabi (1076-1148), a Muslim religious scholar from Seville, recorded his impressions of Eretz Israel in numerous essays, a selection of which is presented in this volume. His writings comprise an original and fascinating record of the cultural and
A critical edition of this anti-Christian philo-sophical polemic written by R. Hasdai Crescas, author of Sefer Or Ha-Shem, which throws light both on his thought and on the medieval Jewish-Christian debate. Translated into Hebrew by R. Joseph Ben Shem-
What are the issues that tend to generate tension in Jewish political life? How have the consequent communal struggles been resolved in the past, and how are they treated today? The essays in this volume address these and allied questions by analysing var
The title of this volume points to its central theme, all the articles treating this subject through the ages in conventional and unconventional contexts. The question asked: ''Is co-existence possible?'' is answered positively.
The articles focus on the Tel Aviv Metropolitan area and its rural surroundings, and deal with the implication of the physical setting and the historical evolution of its settlement. Including maps, diagrams, sketches.
Prize for Religious Zionist Thought, In Memory of Haim Moshe Shapira, 1982 A study of an important and unique institution in Mediterranean Jewish community life- the practice if ransoming co-religionists, who were enslaved or had been captured by Chris
These studies deal with the Near East, The Mediterranean Region, Christian-Jewish Relations, The Druze, The Israeli Yishuv - all set in the perspective of General History.
The first trial of a Jew before the Inquisition, based on the complete and authentic records of the court proceedings.