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responsa of the Babylonian Geonim as a source of Jewish history.
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History of responsa in Judaism spans a period of 1, years. Rabbinic responsa constitute a special class of rabbinic literature, differing in form, but not necessarily in content, from Rabbinic commentaries devoted to the exegesis of the Bible, the Mishnah, the Talmud, and halakha (the codes of Jewish religious law). The codes themselves contain the rules for ordinary incidents of life. Works of the Geonim Responsa See: History of Responsa: Geonim. Early in the Geonic era, the majority of the questions asked them were sent from Babylonia and the neighboring lands. Jewish communities in these regions had religious leaders who were somewhat acquainted with the Talmud, and who could on occasion visit the Jewish academies in Babylon.
The Babylonian Talmud. Known simply as the Talmud, the Babylonian Talmud covers almost all of the orders of Moed, Nashim, Nezikin and Kodashim. Zeraim and Taharos are represented by only one tractate each, Berachos and Niddah respectively. A monumental work of scholarship, the Babylonian Talmud has become the heart and soul of the Jewish : Yosef Eisen. Babylonian Jewry and the Geonim. Loading the player by Ken Spiro Posted in: Israel Commandments & Daily Living Hot Topics Jewish Beliefs & Philosophy Jewish History Jewish Holidays Kabbalah & Spirituality Life Cycle Jewish Prayer and Meditation Personal Growth Relationships & Family Role of Women in Judaism Set as Featured.
The advent of Islam in the seventh century brought profound economic changes to the Jews living in the Middle East, and Talmudic law, compiled in and for an agrarian society, was ill equipped to address an increasingly mercantile world. In response, and over the course of Brand: University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc. Jacob Mann, "The Responsa of the Babylonian Geonim as a Source of Jewish History," Jewish Quarterly Review 7 (): , esp. ; and see Yaacov Choueka, "Computerized Full-Text Retrieval Systems and Research in the Humanities: The Responsa Project," Computers and the Humanities 14 (): , esp.
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2: The Political Status of the Jews In the communities outside Babylon, in Palestine, North Africa, Spain, and southern France, we learn from the responsa that fixed amounts were imposed upon whole communities, and the communal leaders had the task : Jacob Mann.
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The Geonic period, named after the Geonim, the heads of the rabbinic academies in Babylonia, followed. During this time Babylonia was the spiritual and political center of Diaspora Jewry, and Jewish communities looked to the Geonim for authoritative teachings on halachic matters.
Responsa, Hebrew Sheʾelot U-teshubot, (“questions and answers”), replies made by rabbinic scholars in answer to submitted questions about Jewish law. These replies began to be written in the 6th century after final redaction of the Talmud and are still being formulated.
Estimates of the total number of published responsa, which range in length from a few words to lengthy monographs and. Free 2-day shipping on qualified orders over $ Buy The Responsa of the Babylonian Geonim as a Source of Jewish History: II at nd: Jacob Mann.
The Responsa Of The Babylonian Geonim As A Source Of Jewish History. Ayer Company Publishers, December Mann, Jacob. Addenda To "The Responsa Of The Babylonian Geonim As A Source Of Jewish History".
Philadelphia: The Dropsie College For Hebrew And Cognate Learning, Mann, Jacob. Texts And Studies In Jewish History And Literature. Complete contents the Jewish Encyclopedia. —In Palestine: In the century following the death of Hai, the last Babylonian gaon, there was an academy in Palestine, the head of which assumed the same titles as had the Babylonian geonim: "gaon" and "rosh yeshibat geon Ya'aḳob.".
The following quotes that I have extracted from Professor Brody’s book The Geonim of Babylonia and the Shaping of Medieval Jewish Culture shows how the Geonic tradition really functioned, and crushes the many central myths of rabbinic authority and transmission maintained by the Yeshiva culture of our days.
The Geonim and their circles enshrined the Babylonian Talmud as the central canonical work of rabbinic literature and the leading guide to religious practice, and it was a predominantly Babylonian version of Judaism that was transplanted to newer centers of Judaism in North Africa and Europe.
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US$ The Responsa of the Babylonian Geonim as a Source of Jewish History. Jacob Mann. 14 Oct Paperback. The Babylonian Geonim, the post-Talmudic halakhic and communal authorities and heads of the yeshivot, or academies of learning, in Islamic Iraq, who dominated rabbinic leadership from the seventh to the eleventh centuries, responded to the new prominence of merchants in Jewish economic life through their responsa, through taqqanot (new legal.
At the same time he pursued rabbinic studies at Jews' College and qualified for the ministry in Soon after, he began publishing learned papers, including his excellent series, "The Responsa of the Babylonian Geonim as a Source of Jewish History" (in JQR, 7 (/17); 11 (/21)).
The first new dictionary of Jewish Babylonian Aramaic in a century, this towering scholarly achievement provides a complete lexicon of the entire vocabulary used in both literary and epigraphic sources from the Jewish community in Babylon from the third century C.E.
to the twelfth century. Author Michael Sokoloff's primary source is, of course, the Babylonian Talmud, one of the most important. in Jewish history, particularly in Jewish intellectual history. Most impor tantly, it was in this period that the Babylonian Talmud was established as the central source for Jewish law, custom and thought, a dominance supported and promoted by the Geonim, who served as the heads of the academies that continued the Babylonian Talmud's tradition.
The Jewish incantations (see below) are Aramaic, and the Geonim render their responsa only in Aramaic, even during the Arabic period, as Sherira's and Hai's writings prove. But, of course, Arabic was then the ruling idiom, and Saadia—not a born Babylonian, it is true—calls the Aramaic "the language of the fathers" (comment.
on the "Sefer. At the same time he pursued rabbinic studies at Jews' College and qualified for the ministry in Soon after, he began publishing learned papers, including his excellent series, "The Responsa of the Babylonian Geonim as a Source of Jewish History" (in jqr, 7 (/17); 11 (/21)).Email your librarian or administrator to recommend adding this book to your organisation's collection.
The New Cambridge Medieval History. Volume 1: c–c ‘ Maarufia in Rabbenu Gershom’s Responsa ’, Historia Judaica (), The Responsa of the Babylonian Geonim as a Cited by: 7.Historians divide Jewish history into the periods of the Bible, the Tannaim (the rabbis of the Mishnah), Amoraim (the rabbis of the Gemara), Saboraim (the editors of the Talmud), Geonim (Babylonian leaders of the eighth through tenth centuries), Rishonim (the earlier commentators on the Talmud), and Aharonim (the later commentators to the present).