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A Note on Deviance in Eleventh-Century Ashkenaz

Haym Soloveitchik

in Collected Essays: v. 1

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113973
eISBN:
9781800341104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113973.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter discusses the author's essay which challenges Avraham Grossman's portrait of Ashkenaz in the eleventh century. Avraham Grossman has argued that the traditional picture of a deeply ... More


Dialectics, Scholasticism, and the Origin of the Tosafot

Haym Soloveitchik

in Collected Essays: v. 2

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113980
eISBN:
9781800341111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113980.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter analyzes two claims made by Avraham Grossman. The first is that the tosafist movement arose, not in the talmudic academies of France in the twelfth century as commonly thought, but in ... More


Characterizing Medieval Talmudists: A Case Study

Haym Soloveitchik

in Collected Essays: v. 2

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113980
eISBN:
9781800341111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113980.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter provides some critiques on Grossman's study, Ḥakhmei Ashkenaz ha-Rishonim. Here, Grossman has characterized R. Shelomoh b. Shimshon (Rabbenu Sasson) as a decisor (posek) who tended ... More


The Authority of the Babylonian Talmud and the Use of Biblical Verses and Aggadah in Early Ashkenaz

Haym Soloveitchik

in Collected Essays: v. 2

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113980
eISBN:
9781800341111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113980.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter dissent from the now widely held view — which has arisen over the past quarter of a century as a result of the writings of Grossman — that the scholars of Early Ashkenaz did not feel ... More


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