Saadiah Gaon: Founding Father of Hebrew Linguistics and Jewish Theology

March 3 2016

The 10th-century Egyptian-born scholar Saadiah ben Joseph was the head (or gaon) of one of Baghdad’s two great rabbinic academies, and thus one of the foremost Jewish religious authorities of his day. Among his many books was one that might be considered the first Jewish theological treatise, which paved the way for the work of Moses Maimonides. Richard Baroff writes:

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More about: Hebrew Grammar, History & Ideas, Jewish Philosophy, Judaism, Maimonides, Saadiah Gaon

What Palestinians Want

July 10 2020

In an extensive report on a major survey of Palestinian public opinion, David Pollock sums up his key findings. Above all, the results suggest that large numbers of Palestinians are willing to make compromises with Israel in the short term, but tend to harbor maximalist, even militant, long-term goals:

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More about: Palestinian public opinion, Palestinians, Two-State Solution