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The ‘Third Yeshivah of Bavel’ and the Cultural Origins of Ashkenaz—A Proposal

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/9781904113980.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter suggests a new narrative of the genesis of Ashkenazic culture. It points to a key source, one of the major components of that civilization. This source of Ashkenazic halakhah has been ... More


Minhag Ashkenaz ha-Kadmon: An Assessment

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/9781904113980.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter comments upon an influential article written by Israel M. Ta-Shma. In the article, the unique significance and force that ‘custom’ (minhag) possessed in Ashkenaz is emphasized. It is ... More


Communications and the Palestinian Origins of 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/9781904113980.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter contends that the recent scholarship on communication in early medieval Europe has undermined the major tacit assumption of the reigning theory of the cultural origins of the Ashkenazic ... 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


The Palestinian Orientation of the Ashkenazic Community and Some Suggested Ground Rules for the Writing of Halakhic History

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/9781904113980.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter expresses doubts regarding the Palestinian origins of Ashkenaz. It begins with the methodological problems in the claims for the Palestinian origins of Ashkenaz. The chapter argues that, ... More


On the Use of Aggadah by the Tosafists: A Response to I. M. Ta-Shma

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/9781904113980.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter turns to the use of aggadah by the Tosafists. It looks to Ta-Shma's contention that the Tosafists, no less than the scholars of Early Ashkenaz, invoked aggadic sources in halakhic ... More


Agobard of Lyons, Megillat Aḥima’ats, and the Babylonian Orientation of 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/9781904113980.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter takes a close reading of early reports into preparing meat for Jewish consumption. It focuses on a scathing letter written by Agobard of Lyons, a ninth-century archbishop, to Emperor ... More


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