Be'erot Yitzhak: Studies in Memory of Isadore Twersky

Overview

Professor Isadore Twersky was one of the giants of the field of Jewish Studies. Among his many accomplishments was the supervision of over thirty-five dissertations in Jewish Studies, ranging chronologically from the tenth century to the twentieth, and geographically from the Middle East to the Mediterranean world and on to northern Europe, east and west. In this memorial volume, many of his students pay homage to their late teacher in the only way he would have appreciated: they have produced a collection of ...

See more details below
This Hardcover (Bilingual) is Not Available through BN.com
Sending request ...

Overview

Professor Isadore Twersky was one of the giants of the field of Jewish Studies. Among his many accomplishments was the supervision of over thirty-five dissertations in Jewish Studies, ranging chronologically from the tenth century to the twentieth, and geographically from the Middle East to the Mediterranean world and on to northern Europe, east and west. In this memorial volume, many of his students pay homage to their late teacher in the only way he would have appreciated: they have produced a collection of essays that show his and their remarkable range of interests and talents. The result is an important collection of original scholarship on a wide range of topics in Jewish Studies.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780674018075
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication date: 9/6/2005
  • Series: Harvard Center for Jewish Studies
  • Edition description: Bilingual
  • Pages: 550
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Jay M. Harris is Harvard College Professor and Harry Austryn Wolfson Professor of Jewish Studies, Harvard University.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Preface

Isadore Twerksy, Historian of Jewish Culture, by Joseph R. Hacker

Isadore Twersky as a Scholar of Medieval Jewish History, by Bernard Septimus

Maimonides and the Authority of Aggadah, by Edward Breuer

Political Discourse in a Kabbalistic Register: Isaac de Lattes' Plea for Stronger Communal Government, by Bernard Dov Cooperman

A Karaite Shehitah Controversy in the Seventeenth Century, by Daniel Frank

Alghazali and Maimonides and their Books of Knowledge, by Steven Harvey

"The Good We accept and the Bad We Do Not:" Aspects of Isaac Abarbanel's Stance toward Maimonides, by Eric Lawee

"Taste and See that the Lord is Good:" Ha-Levi's God Re-visted, by Diana Lobel

Cyrus Adler and The American: A Moment in the Intellectural History of American Jewry, by Ira Robinson

The Ibn Tibbon Family: A Dynasty of Translators in Medieval "Provence," by James T. Robinson

The Diaspora and the Holy Land: Two Manuscript SErmons by Saul Levi Morteria of Amsterdam, by Marc Saperstein

Rabbi Jacob Emden, Philosophy, and Maimonides, by Jacob J. Schacter

The Rule for the Admissibility of Kabbalah in Halakhah, by Meir Sendor

Aspects of Rabbi Moses Sofer's Inteleectual Profile, by Marc B. Shapiro

What Divided the Moderate Maimonidean Scholars of Southern France in 1305? by Gregg Stern

The Andalusian Selihah and its Individualistic Conception of Penitence, by Adena Tanenbaum

Reincarnation and Theodicy: Traversing Philosophy, Psychology, and Mysticism, by Mark Verman

Admiration and Apathy: Maimonides' Mishneh Torah in High and Late Medieval Ashkenaz, by Jeffrey R. Woolf

Hebrew Section

Avraham Gross

David Malkiel

Two Sermons of Saul Levi Morteira, by Marc Saperstein

Isaac de Lattes: Appendices I and II, by Bernard Dov Cooperman

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)