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Herald Of Destiny/

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Herald Of Destiny
The story of the Jews in the medieval era 750-1650

By Rabbi Berel Wein (Author) 
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Catalog #: HERA
ISBN-10: 0899062377
ISBN-13: 9780899062372
Binding: Hardcover / Pages: 333
Dimensions: 8.5 x 11 inches / Weight: 3.50 LBS
Published: by Shaar Press

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Through his hundreds of lectures, Rabbi Wein has brought the Torah perspective on history to thousands of listeners. In this original work, he paints a magnificent, panoramic picture of our people in the centuries that shaped us and our world. This major work has the touches of luxury you expect in books of this magnitude, including a ribbon place-marker and embossed foil-stamped jacket. Large 8-1/2" x 11" "coffee-table" format. Beautifully written and illustrated, it is accurate and incisive, yet personal and passionate. It is informative, provocative, and inspiring. Seldom is must reading so enjoyable.

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Table of Contents

Section I: Transition 750-1000

  • Babylonia
  • Geonim / Decline of Babylonian Jewry / Rav Saadya Gaon / The Jewish Center of Babylonia Ends / The Four Hostages
  • The End of the Geonic Period
  • Rabbis Sherira and Hai Gaon / Changing of the Guard - Rav Hai Gaon / New Leadership
Section II: New Roots 700-1150
  • The Jews Come to Spain (700-1100)
  • Chisdai Ibn Shaprut / The Jewish Khazar Kingdom / Chisdai's Proteges / Shmuel HaNagid / Yosef HaNagid / Ibn Gabirol / Rabbi Yitzchak Alfasi
  • The Jews in Western Europe
  • The Kalonymus Family / Rabbeinu Gershom / Italian Jewry / Provence
  • The House of Rashi
  • Rashi's Commentary to the Talmud / Rashi's Commentary to the Bible / The Tosafos / Commentary to the Talmud / Rabbeinu Tam / Other Major Tosafists
Section III: Society 900-1200
  • Life in the Middle Ages
  • Moslem Society / Christian Society / Feudal Society / Fun and Childhood / Towns
  • Poetry, Liturgy, and Prayer
  • Piyutim and Paytanim / Rabbi Elazar Hakalir / The Poets of Spain / The Poets of Italy / The Poets of Provence / Ashkenazic Poets
Section IV: Giants in the Land 1050-1300
  • The Golden Age Wanes
  • Golden Age for Torah / Rabbi Moshe Ibn Ezra / Poet and Philosopher / Rabbi Avraham Ibn Ezra / The Almohads
  • Rabbi Moshe ben Maimon
  • Spanish Roots / The Pen of Moshe / In Defense of the Weakened / In the Emperor's Court / Mishneh Torah / Court Intrigue
  • The Wise Men of Provence
  • Heirs to the Geonim / Provence Develops / Rabbi Yosef Kimchi / Provence's Philosophers / Philosophical Greatness
Section V: Instability and Disaster 1100-1600
  • The Age of the Crusades
  • The First Crusade / The Second Crusade / The Third Crusade / The Fourth and Fifth Crusades / Scholarly Achievements / Ashkenazic Jewry After the Crusades
  • The Black Death
  • Rabbinic Enactments / German and Austrian Jewry after the Plague
  • The End of Jewish Spain
  • The Cristian Reconquest of Spain / Debating the Faith / The Controversy Regarding Rambam / Rambam's Works are Burned / The Burning of the Talmud / Reconciliation / The End of Jewish Spain
  • Rashba / Rosh / The Great Schism / The Beginning of the End / The Ran and His Disciples / Apostates / The Great Debate at Tortosa / The End Draws Near / The Inquisition / Abarbanel / The Expulsion of 1492
  • The Bitter Aftermath
  • Expulsion from Portuagal / Dovid HaReuveni / Resettlement of the Sephardim
Section VI: Kabbalah and Renaissance 1350-1650
  • Kabbalah
  • Kabbalah Among the Sephardim and Provencal Jews / Kabbalah in Germany / The Ari and Lurianic Kabbalah / The Influence of Kabbalah
  • Jews in the Renaissance
  • Italy / The Printing Press / Discrediting of Aristotle / Don Yosef Nasi
  • The Reformation Section VII: New Realities 1500-1650
    • Shulchan Aruch
    • Rabbi Yosef Caro / Rabbi Yaakov Bei Rav / Shulchan Aruch / The Rema
    • Diaspora East
    • Rabbi Yaakov Pollak / The Jews in Polish Society / Torah Scholarship / Persecution by the Church
    Section VIII
    • Epilogue
    • Time Line

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