Study Jewish Thought
Sages & Scholars
The creation of a Jewish existentialism--and a Jewish state.
Maimonides' extensive writings on Jewish law, or halachah, remain an unsurpassed accomplishment.
A woman who gained accomplished rabbis as her students, Leibowitz is considered among the great Torah scholars of the 20th century.
Ancient/Medieval Jewish History
Coping with destruction and building for the future.
According to the traditional view, this second century sage of the Mishnah also authored the Zohar.
This early Rabbi of the Mishnah regularly debated Rabbi Eliezer.
Many rabbis of the same name served as Nasi or Prince.
This renowned scholar led the non-Hasidic Jewish world into modernity.
Famous for his sayings, stories and charisma, this Hasidic leader inspired a movement that is still vibrant today.
The founder of Hasidism is shrouded in legend and mystery.
After the expulsion of Jews from Spain in 1492, the center of kabbalistic study moved to the town of Safed in northern Palestine.
This influential 20th-century Jewish figure established his reputation first and foremost as an opponent of lashon hara, evil speech.