The rabbis that shaped Jewish history | lecture series
Harold and Jean Grossman Chair in Jewish Studies
Arizona State University
Explore the crisis of Rabbinic authority at the dawn of modernity in Italy, Western Europe, and the Ottoman Empire, focusing on the challenges to rabbinic authority from new forms of mysticism, messianism, and rationalism. Learn about the roles of figures like Samuel de Medina, Leone Modena, Menasseh ben Israel, Ya‘akov Emden, and Hayim Yosef David Azulai.