Rabad of Posquieres: A Twelfth-Century...

This biographical treatise captures the personality of Rabbad of Posquieres or Rabbi Abraham ben David – one of the most creative talmudic scholars of the twelfth century, chronicles his role in the intellectual history of the Jews in southern France during the twelfth century, and outlines his influence on subsequent generations.

PREFACE ix My wife helped immeasurably and contributed in many ways to the completion of this work. I appreciate the devoted assistance of Miss Carol Cross, who did a remarkable job in preparing the typescript. Her patience with a difficult manuscript was inexhaustible. The edi-torial staff of the Harvard University Press has been most cooperative; special thanks are due to Miss Ann Louise Coffin for her kind help in many technical and editorial matters. Publication of this book was made possible by the Lucius N. Littauer Foundation at Harvard, aided by a subvention from the Alexander Kohut Memorial Foundation. Parts of Chapter VI appeared in the Proceedings of the American Academy of Jewish Research, 1957 and are used here with permission of the editors. I would not attempt to depict my feelings of love and gratitude to-ward my parents. The dedication is merely a token expression. ISADORE TWERSKY Harvard University July 1961   C h a p t e r Home  | T O C  | I n d e x For use on stand- alone, non- institutional computers only. To purchase Scholar PDF version with advanced functionality, go to www. publishersrow. com

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FRONT MATTERTitle PageCopyright PageDedication PagePREFACECONTENTSINTRODUCTION TO REVISED EDITIONI. LIFE1. Family and Teachers2. Provence in the Twelfth Century3. Teaching and Writing4. Personality5. InfluenceII. WORKS1. Early Writings2. Talmud Commentaries3. Codes4. Commentaries on Halakic Midrashim5. Mishnah Commentaries6. Sermons and Responsa7. Hassagot on Alfasi, Razah, and MaimonidesIII. WORKS II: CRITICISM OF THE MISHNEH TORAH1. Literature on the2. Corroborative or Explanatory Hassagot3. Critical Glosses and Animadversions4. Rabad's Motives in Composing the HassagotIV. SOURCES1. Talmudic Sources2. Post-Talmudic SourcesV. DISCIPLES AND FOLLOWERS1. Disciples2. Contemporary Followers and Correspondents3. DescendantsVI. RELATION TO PHILOSOPHY AND KABBALAH1. Attitude Toward Secular Learning2. Use of Philosophic Literature3. Rabad and KabbalahLIST OF ABBREVIATIONSProper NamesNOTE ON REFERENCESBIBLIOGRAPHYPrimary SourcesSecondary WorksBIBLIOGRAPHICAL SUPPLEMENTPrimary SourcesSecondary WorksADDENDAINDEX
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