How an illustrious family and interactions with Christians shaped the work of Samuel ben Meir.
A medieval rabbi with “a love of language, dark humor, penchant for astrology, personal bitterness, and dour personality.”
Moshe Maimon combines ḥaredi sensibilities, vast knowledge, and academic rigor.
The 11th-century rabbi balanced accessibility and sophistication.
New approaches to Joshua and Judges.
Samuel David Luzzatto.
From Charlemagne to Rashi.
The Malbim’s critique of universalism.
Perhaps they weren’t so multitudinous after all.
Why did medieval rabbis leave so many hairs un-split?
The anniversary of the death is thought to fall later this week.