Abraham Ibn Ezra
Latinus on Nativities: A Parallel Latin-English Critical Edition of Liber Nativitatum and Liber Abraham Iudei de Nativitatibus: Abraham Ibn Ezra
's Astrological Writings, Volume 6
For example, Dauber sources the archetype of the schlimazel--the Yiddish word for an "avatar of Jewish misfortune," whose "only power, is the right to complain"-to medieval Spain, where the scholar Abraham ibn Ezra
bemoaned that if he were to " undertake to sell candles, the sun would never set." A direct line is drawn between ibn Ezra's laments and those of modern "schlimazel par excellence" George Costanza.
(3) Abraham Ibn Ezra
, for example, sees in the test an opportunity for G-d to give Abraham a reward.
For medieval rabbinic commentators who address these issues, see Rashi to Genesis 12:2, Abraham ibn Ezra
to Genesis 11:29 and Ramban to Genesis 11:28.
However, since then, he further developed his thesis by publishing numerous articles showing that Spinoza was not only developing the ideas of Maimonides, but also was unique in synthesizing many different competing strands within medieval Jewish philosophy more generally, including those of Abraham Ibn Ezra
, Levi Gersonides, and Hasdai Crescas.
The 10th-century sage Abraham Ibn Ezra
read the same verse to mean that we must not cut down trees "for man is the tree of the field"--that is, our lives as human beings depend on trees.
The most attention has been focused on Abraham Ibn Ezra
's assumption that the Torah contains a number of verses added after Moses' death, but few other scholars and sages--among them Philo, specific statements from the Talmud, Abraham Ibn Ezras
' supercommentaries, the eighth of Maimonides' "Thirteen Principles of Faith" and few orthodox scholars from the enlightenment period--have also received some attention.
Abraham Ibn Ezra
on nativities and continuous horoscopy; a parallel Hebrew-English critical edition of the Book of Nativities and the Book of Revolution.
By the 12th Century in Spain, the genre of computus literature was occupied by several figures, the most important being Abraham Bar Hiyya (1065-1136) who wrote the first major such treatise, Sefer ha-'Ibbur (1123), Abraham Ibn Ezra
, a towering figure of scientific learning who wrote a treatise by the same name in 1146, and Moses Maimonides whose treatise on the 'ibbur was later incorporated into his code of Jewish law, Mishneh Torah.
He said, A'Submitting to political pressures regarding Jerusalem, is a red line.The Christian world knows about the deep-rooted connection between Jerusalem and Jews.A' A'NFCA' published an instigating article by Abraham ibn Ezra
against recognizing the Palestinian right in Jerusalem as the capital of their A'lawfulA' state.
Jews have been claiming science in general as a characteristically Jewish discipline at least as far back as the 12th-century biblical commentary of Rabbi Abraham Ibn Ezra
. Astronomy, in particular, was a fundamental skill for early Jews setting up calendars and knowing which holidays should come when.