In this workshop, we will examine various aspects of the Geonic Responsa, including their physical features, their cultural contexts, and their contribution to the study of medieval Jewish scholarship and of Jewish history. During each session, different sources will be used. Participants will work with reference material and samples of both published and unpublished responsa.
A lecture from Marianna Mazzola (LMU München) in the 4MZ-Reihe "Kulturen des Islam: Aktuelle Forschung"
Thursday, July 20th 2023 09:00 - 09:10 Welcome Joseph Faragalla (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München) Christian-Arabic Bible Interpretation Session 1: Text and Manuscripts 09:10 - 09:40 BL, Arundel Or. 15 – A very modern mediaeval Bible project Miriam Hjälm (University College Stockholm) … Continued
We understand genres and disciplines of learning as dynamic structures that are never fixed and static, but continuously interact with the reading public, the social environment, the literary canon, and with other texts. The Society of Judaeo-Arabic Studies, therefore, invites to a conference on the nature, development and formation of genres and disciplines of knowledge in Judaeo-Arabic literature.
Saadya Gaon’s anti-Qaraite polemic was fundamental for the development of Qaraite literature. In their turn, Qaraites quoted Saadya and discussed his views so much that their treatises can now be used to reconstruct Saadya’s lost works. This workshop explores anew the inextricable connection between Saadya and the Qaraites by looking at a wide range of previously little studied Qaraite sources from the 10th-11th centuries.
The representation of Jews and Judaism in al-Andalus: texts and contexts In al-Andalus (Muslim Iberia), the Jewish community flourished to the extent that their historical experience was labelled as a 'Golden Age' by 19th century European Jews who found in it a precedent to legitimize their insertion into the wider … Continued