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Creativity and Tradition

Studies in Medieval Rabbinic Scholarship, Literature and Thought

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HARDCOVER

$35.00 • £28.95 • €31.50

ISBN 9780674023932

Publication Date: 09/30/2007

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238 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

one black and white photograph

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This volume brings together sixteen of Professor Israel M. Ta-Shma’s outstanding studies that were originally written in English, four of which are being published here for the first time. Set in Germany, northern France, Italy, Poland, and Spain, these essays focus on leading rabbinic scholars and their writings, as well as important issues of Jewish intellectual history, such as the nature of halakhah and aggadah, kabbalah and spirituality, childhood and popular religion. The richness of these studies is seen not only in their meticulous and innovative textual scholarship but also in the fascinating insights and unanticipated connections that typify all of Professor Ta-Shma’s published work.

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