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Author Duran, Simeon ben Ẓemaḥ, 1361-1444.

Title Zohar harakia / Shimon ben Zemach Duran ; English translation, Phillip J. Caplan
Published Brighton, MA : Academic Studies Press, 2012


Description 1 online resource (465 pages)
Series Judaism and Jewish life
Judaism and Jewish life.
Contents Contents -- Translator's Preface -- Introduction -- Zohar Harakia: General Principles -- The Positive Commandments -- The Negative Commandments -- Appendix to the Zohar Harakia -- Glossary -- Translator's Afterword: Two Dreams and Helpful Children -- Citations Index
Summary Rabbi Shimon ben Zemach Duran (1361-1444) was a colorful rabbinic authority in Algiers. In his book, Zohar Harakia, on methods of enumerating the 613 commandments, he summarizes the work of previous authorities on this subject, especially Maimonides and Nachmanides. He also presents his own system of enumeration. Thus, his work is a compact introduction to this fundamental subject. The text, first printed in 1515, is written clearly and arranged as a commentary on ibn Gabirol's poetic version of the 613 commandments, which is chanted on Shavuot. This English translation and notes make it accessible to lay readers as well as students of Jewish law, liturgy, and medieval Jewish history
Notes Translation of: Duran's Zohar ha-rakiaʻ, a commentary of Ibn Gabirol's Azharot
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Ibn Gabirol, active 11th century. Azharot
HISTORY -- World.
Form Electronic book
Author Caplan, Phillip J
ISBN 1618111108
Other Titles Azharot