Beyond just his great volume of work, inspiration from the life of the
From his day until the present, Rashi has been the most beloved of all medieval teachers.
Sages & Scholars
One of the greatest Jewish scholars of all time, he was both a traditionalist and an innovator.
The heads of the academies in Babylon became the incontestable leaders of the Jewish world.
The Karaites, biblical fundamentalists, challenged the authority of rabbinic Judaism.
The history of Kabbalah in Medieval Spain.
Medieval authorities responded to outside pressures and formulated Jewish principles of faith.
Saadiah articulated Jewish creeds, Maimonides followed suit, and a group of 15th-century Spaniards continued the tradition.
Maimonides' theological principles were never unanimously embraced.