The book includes: (1) a description of the Jewish community in Lisbon and its leader, Rabbi Joseph Hayyun in the 15th century, (2)’an analysis of selections from Hayyun's writings - commentaries and introductions to biblical texts’- published here for the first time in their original form.
Danacode:   110-10348 ISBN:  965-226-131-9 Language:   Hebrew Pages:   294 Weight:   575 gr Dimensions:  16X23 cm Publication Date:   06/1993 Publisher:   Bar-Ilan University Press
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