The rabbis that shaped Jewish history | lecture series
Harold and Jean Grossman Chair in Jewish Studies
Arizona State University
January 27 | 7 p.m.
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.