Sefer Hakhmoni by the 10th-century Jewish polymath Shabbatai Donnolo is one of the first texts written in Hebrew in medieval Europe and one of the most important documents of the “Hebrew Renaissance” of Byzantine Jewry in southern Italy between the 9th and the 11th centuries. Written as a commentary on Sefer Yeîirah (Book of Formation, an anonymous text probably written in Palestine between the 3rd and the 6th centuries), Sefer Hakhmoni is in fact a much more complex work, consisting of biblical exegesis, astrology, medicine, a detailed analysis of the neo-Platonic idea of melothesia, and the correspondence between the elements of the microcosm and macrocosm. This volume offers the critical text, an annotated English translation, and a comprehensive introduction to Donnolo and his works.
Shabbatai Donnolo's Sefer Ḥakhmoni
Edited by Alexander Fidora, Harvey Hames, and Yossef Schwarz
Edited by Resianne Fontaine and Gad Freudenthal
This two-volume work, Latin-into-Hebrew: Texts and Studies sheds new light on an under-investigated phenomenon of European medieval intellectual history: the transmission of knowledge and texts from Latin into Hebrew between the twelfth and the fifteenth century. Volume One: Studies, offers 18 ...
Shlomo Berger, University of Amsterdam
Producing Redemption in Amsterdam offers an analysis of Yiddish early modern paratexts and subsequently a history of Yiddish printed books.
Edited by Giuseppe Veltri and Gianfranco Miletto
Judah ben Joseph Moscato (c.1533–1590) was one of the most distinguished rabbis, authors, and preachers of the Italian-Jewish Renaissance. This volume is a record of the proceedings of an international conference organized in Mantua and consists of contributions on Moscato and his intellectual ...
Edited and with an Introduction by Yehuda Halper. Preface written by Eva Brann
Aryeh Motzin’s extraordinary essays on the encounter between Jewish tradition and philosophy are collected in this volume. Motzkin examines how medieval Jewish thinkers understood Plato and Aristotle, and how these medieval thinkers were, in turn, understood by modern Jewish thinkers.
Edited by Reimund Leicht and Gad Freudenthal
The present volume is devoted to the study of the life and work of Moritz (Moshe) Steinschneider (1816-1907). It shows that far from being a “mere bibliographer,” Steinschneider pursued a precise scientific agenda. This is a noteworthy contribution to our understanding of the project of the ...
Examining a variety of medieval Jewish and Christian sources, this book offers a new interpretation of Yehudah Abravanel’s Dialogues of Love, based on the medieval exegetical tradition on the Song of Songs and the pseudo-Solomonic narrative.
Ruppin’s immense contribution to the Zionist movement gave him the title “The Father of Jewish/Zionist settlement in Palestine.” Nevertheless, the common narrative sets Ruppin’s historical persona in an ambivalent position and suppresses his formative role and heritage. Part of the reason for ...
Edited by Resianne Fontaine, Ruth Glasner, Reimund Leicht, and Giuseppe Veltri
An hommage to Gad Freudenthal, this volume offers studies on the history of science and on the role of science in medieval and early-modern Jewish cultures, investigating various aspects of processes of knowledge transfer and scientific cross-cultural contacts,
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