Seminar | On the Literature of Jewish law in Ashkenaz-France for People who are not Necessarily Scholars of the Talmud


Dr. Judah Galinsky, Bar-Ilan University

Dr. Galinsky reviewed the medieval Halachah literature written for laymen. He wondered about the identity of these laymen, who could read, understand and use such literature, and their distinction from the rabbinic elite. He then presented a few examples of medieval professions that required reading knowledge, and suggested that those involved in these professions were part of the non-rabbinic audience who read and used this new Halachic literature.

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Wed, 28/12/2016 - 10:00 to 12:00


Y. Rabin Building - The Mandel Institute of Jewish Studies, HUJI