Modernizing tendencies The characteristic of the 18th and 19th centuries is the endeavour, connected with the name of Moses Mendelssohn, to bring Judaism more into relation with external learning, and in using the Hebrew language to purify and develop it in accordance with the biblical standard. The result, while linguistically more uniform and pleasing, often […]
The introduction of printing (first dated Hebrew printed book, Rashi, Reggio, 1475) gave occasion for a number of scholarly compositors and proof-readers, some of whom were also authors, such as Jacob ben Ḥayyīm of Tunis (d. about 1530), proof-reader to Bomberg, chiefly known for his masoretic work in connexion with the Rabbinic Bible and his […]
Medieval scholarship To return to the period of the Geōnīm. While the schools of Babylonia were flourishing as the religious head of Judaism, the West, and especially Spain under Moorish rule, was becoming the home of Jewish scholarship. On the breaking up of the schools many of the fugitives fled to the West and helped […]
Interview with Charles Lee Irons about his impressively researched monograph, The Righteousness of God (Mohr Siebeck, 2015) over the New Perspective on Paul.
Posting, concerning our articles series on the Messianic and spiritual movements in Judaism, which had to be published on March 29 March 29 The fifth Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Sholom DovBer Schneersohn (“Rashab”), also known as “the Rebbe nishmosei eiden” (whose soul is in Eden), was born in the White Russian town of Lubavitch in 1860. […]
First discovered in the 1880’s it was tried to preserve a house as a very special place where Jeshua from Nazareth or Isa, the prophet would have lived and today it is by archaeologists working in Nazareth — Jesus’ hometown — in modern-day Israel regarded as the place where Jesus was brought up by Mary […]