Jews in Middle Ages

What Maimonides Means to Me

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.

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.

The 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.

Medieval Jewish-Christian Relations

Daily relations between Christians and Jews in the Middle Ages.

Jewish Moneylending

The profitable money business between Jews and Christians often became tense.

The Church and the Jews

A survey of Church issues relevant to Jews, including papal attitudes and actions and the enactments of ecclesiastical councils