Jewish scholarship in early Eastern Europe

Alexander Kulik, Shalem Yahalom

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This article examines the knowledge, study, and observance of Talmudic law in the Jewish communities of eastern Europe in the eleventh to fourteenth centuries. It aims to shed some light on the early differences between western and eastern communities; the progress of the introduction of the Babylonian Talmud and its halachic norms in Europe; and the extension of the Ashkenazi sphere to the east.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)31-75
Number of pages45
JournalViator - Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2019


  • Ashkenaz
  • Byzantium
  • Custom
  • Education
  • Elite
  • Halacha
  • Jews
  • Karaite
  • Kievan Rus’
  • Law
  • Poland
  • Proselytism
  • Rabbinic
  • Responsa
  • Scholars
  • Slavery
  • Talmud


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