ISAAC OF DAMPIERRE (RI HA-ZAQEN) AND HIS RESPONSA

Avraham Reiner, Pinchas Roth

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Abstract

Isaac ben Samuel of Dampierre (Ri ha-Zaqen, c. 1115-after 1184) is best known for his role in the development of the Tosaphot, the dialectical commentary on the Talmud developed in northern France during the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. One hundred and forty-four responsa by Isaac of Dampierre were collected and critically edited by the authors of this article. The article surveys the responsa and the light that they shed on Isaac’s legal methodology and on his relationships with his relatives – including with his uncle and teacher, Jacob ben Meir (Rabenu Tam, d. 1171) – and with his students and colleagues in France, Germany, Provence and Languedoc. An appendix includes full English translations of four responsa.

Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)319-343
Number of pages25
JournalRevue des Études Juives
Volume182
Issue number3-4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2023

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