בני מערבא: שלושה תיאורים של ארץ-ישראל וקהילותיה בעשור השני של המאה השלוש עשרה

Translated title of the contribution: Bene Ma‘arava: Three Descriptions of the Land of Israel and its Communities in the 1210s

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Abstract

Three different descriptions of the Holy Land were written by Jews during the 1210s, by Samuel b. Samson, Menahִem of Hebron, and Yehuda al-Hִarֿızֿı. All three distinguished between Jewish communities along the coast which were under Crusader control, and communities in the hinterland which were under Ayyubid rule. The first two ignored the coastal communities, since they did not consider them a reliable source for the transmission of the holy tradition of the Land of Israel, whereas al-Hִarֿızֿı was highly critical of the community in Acre due to its leaders’ attitude towards Maimonides’s legacy.
Translated title of the contributionBene Ma‘arava: Three Descriptions of the Land of Israel and its Communities in the 1210s
Original languageHebrew
Pages (from-to)159-179
Number of pages21
Journalפעמים: פרקי עיון במורשת ישראל במזרח
Volume162
StatePublished - 2020

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