Medieval Jewish History

Astrology in Medieval Judaism

In the Middle Ages, Ibn Ezra, Maimonides, and others debated the legitimacy of astrology.

What Maimonides Means to Me

Beyond just his great volume of work, inspiration from the life of the

The Land of Israel in Medieval Jewish Thought

Because most Jews of this period lived in the Diaspora, Israel was an abstract concept.

Rashi

From his day until the present, Rashi has been the most beloved of all medieval teachers.

Joseph Caro

Medieval lawyer and mystic

Maimonides (Rambam) and His Texts

One of the greatest Jewish scholars of all time, he was both a traditionalist and an innovator.

Saadiah Gaon

An introduction to the life and work of a medieval spiritual leader.

Geonim

The heads of the academies in Babylon became the incontestable leaders of the Jewish world.

The Karaites: A Medieval Jewish Sect

The Karaites, biblical fundamentalists, challenged the authority of rabbinic Judaism.

Kabbalah: Origins of a Spiritual Adventure

The history of Kabbalah in Medieval Spain.