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As was the case with medieval Jewish philosophy, the kabbalah of 13th-century Spain was profoundly concerned with the status of the human mind in its quest to comprehend and experience divine reality. Building on the legacy of Maimonides, the kabbalists were caught between the desire to achieve...
Ketav ha-daÊ¿at is an anonymous Hebrew translation of al-FÄrÄbÄ«'s RisÄlah fÄ«Ê¾l-Ê¿aql (Epistle on the Intellect), preserved in a single manuscript (in Vienna). For the first time it is here distinguished from a similarly entitled text, also preserved in a single manuscript...
The literary history of amoraic material-its formulation, editing, and transmission from one amoraic academy to the other-is a central issue in talmudic research. These processes are highlighted in amoraic dialogue segments, which are generally longer and more involved than apodictic material....
Ten of the fifty Psalm settings comprising the Estro poetico-armonico by Benedetto Marcello (1686-1739), employ as melodic inspiration eleven melodies adopted by the composer from the liturgical repetoires of the synagogues of the Venetian Ghetto. Musical transcriptions of the original...
The verb class of saying in Mishnaic Hebrew contains numerous verbs covering varied areas of meanings. This paper will discuss one type of verbs of saying-verbs of speech production that denote a basic act of saying-the production of verbal content by a person. Part One will define the terms...
This article analyzes the peculiar phrase "being killed a second time" referring to the Jews, which is found in the Hebrew accounts of the First Crusade in 1096. Through a comparison with and analysis of Christian hagiography and medieval Latin documents using the same phrase, the study shows...
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