Rabbis of the Middle Ages

The rabbis that shaped Jewish history | lecture series

Stanley Mirvis
Harold and Jean Grossman Chair in Jewish Studies
Arizona State University

January 20 | 7 p.m.
via Zoom and in person at the Martin Pear JCC
12701 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale | Room 218-219
registration required

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Explore the solidification of Diasporic rabbinic authority in medieval Baghdad, Spain, Tunisia, and Germany, focusing on the modes, methods, and langue of rabbinic discourse and communication. Learn about major figures such as Sa‘adia Gaon, Rabbenu Gershom, Nisim ben Jacob, Maimonides, and Samuel ibn Adret.

The rabbis that shaped Jewish history

This three-part lecture series will explore the role of rabbis in Jewish history from late antiquity until the dawn of the modern age; carve out definitions of rabbis and rabbinic culture; and assess the cultural contributions of individual rabbis through the ages.