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Author Levin, Leonard, 1946-

Title Seeing with both eyes : Ephraim Luntshitz and the Polish-Jewish renaissance / by Leonard S. Levin
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2008]
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 449 pages)
Series Supplements to The journal of Jewish thought and philosophy, 1873-9008 ; v. 2
Supplements to The journal of Jewish thought and philosophy ; v. 2
Contents Circles of infuence: Polish Jewish thought in the age of the late Renaissance -- The first wave (1550-1580) : Isserles, Jaffe, and Horowitz -- Young Ephraim: Ephraim's early outlook as expressed in City of Heroes -- The debate between Eliezer and Maharal -- Ephraim discovers philosophy -- The quest of reason: the outlook of the Precious Ornament (part 1) -- Return to origins: the outlook of the Precious Ornament (part 2) -- Conclusion
Summary This is an integrated study of the revival of philosophical studies in 16th-century central-European Jewry focusing on seven major thinkers and especially on the intellectual development of Ephraim Luntshitz (1550-1619). Preoccupation with philosophy is traced through Moses Isserles, Solomon Luria, Mordecai Jaffe, Abraham Horowitz, Eliezer Ashkenazi, Maharal of Prague, and Ephraim Luntshitz. Analysis of these thinkers' intellectual affiliations is based on close analysis of their primary texts, of which a generous selection is provided in translation for the first time. This work advances the
Bibliography "English and Hebrew titles of primary works": pages xv-xvi
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-220) and index
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Subject Ephraim Solomon ben Aaron, of Luntshits, 1550-1619.
Isserles, Moses ben Israel, approximately 1525-1572.
Jaffe, Mordecai ben Abraham, approximately 1535-1612.
Jewish philosophers -- History -- 16th century.
Jewish philosophy -- 16th century.
Rabbis -- Poland -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9047432746 (electronic bk.)
9789047432746 (electronic bk.)