AJS Review (The Journal of the Association for Jewish by Robert Chazan

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296. In my thesis, I suggestedthatHadratQodeshwas writtenin the year 1349. be-doranm, This was an error. 30. Yuval,Hakhanzinz be-dorant,pp. 295-300. I have foundno othersecondaryliterature on the work. 31. If Gerson Cohen is correct in his characterization of messianic attitudesamong medieval AshkenazicJews ("MessianicPosturesof Ashkenazimand Sefardim,"Studiesof the Leo Baeck Institute[New York, 1967]), then the imminentmessianismof Simeon ben Samuel,MenahemZioni, and the othersnotedby Yuval be-doranz,pp.

SeligmanBing, andothers)was geographicallyandnumericallylimited,and he statesonce more:"Thecenterof culturethatarosein Prague... is theonly one in which the intensivestudyof philosophyor kabbalahcan be detected. The churchwas dividedby schism;Bohemia would shortlybe shakenby the Hussiteheresies. 28 theworkwas completed Accordingto the colophonof one of the manuscripts, 25. , pp. 287-290. Cf. the discussionof Zioni in Davis, "R. Yom Tov Lipman Heller,"pp. 90-95. 26. Yuval,Hakhamimn be-dorant,p. 305.

73. See alsoH. H. Ben-Sasson,"Mishnato Cf. also Israelof Brunn,She'elotu-Teshuvot, ha-Hevratitshel R. YohananLuria,"Zion 27 (1962): 166-198, and his "JewishChristian Disputationin the Setting of Humanismand Reformationin the GermanEmpire,"Harvard TheologicalReview59 (1966): 369-390. Additionalexamplesalso exist of the studyof kabbalah:for instance,R. SolomonKolonin Alsace. Judaismin NorthernFrancein the fourteenthcenturymayhavebeen differentfromthatin Germany,but note also that in a responsum(publishedby J.

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