Leadership and Conflict: Tensions in Medieval and Modern Jewish History and Culture

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This masterly collection of essays offers a multifaceted analysis of how Jewish leaders in medieval and early modern times responded to the challenges presented by a changing world. Based largely on the study of sermons and response - genres that show them addressing real situations in the lives of their people - the book reveals how they handled intellectual, social, and political diversity and conflict. As medieval Jews were exposed to new philosophical ideas, many began to question and challenge rabbinical leadership. ...

Leadership and Conflict: Tensions in Medieval and Modern Jewish History and Culture 2014, The Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9781906764494

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