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The Tosafot - Professor Ephraim Kanarfogel


The Tosafot - Professor Ephraim Kanarfogel.


BA, Yeshiva College.


MA and PhD, Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies, Yeshiva University.


Rabbinical ordination, REITS, Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary. 


E. Billi Ivry University Professor of Jewish History, Literature and Law, Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies and at Stern College.


One of the foremost scholars of medieval Jewish history and rabbinic literature.


Selected works:


  • Jewish education and society in the High Middle Ages.

  • Peering through the lattices: mystical, magical, and pietistic dimensions in the Tosafist period.

  • The Intellectual History and Rabbinic Culture of Medieval Ashkenaz.

  • Brothers from Afar: Rabbinic Approaches to Apostasy and Reversion in Medieval Europe.

  • Between Rashi and Maimonides: Studies in Medieval Jewish Thought, Literature, and Exegesis.

  • Regional Identities and Cultures of Medieval Jews.

  • Scholarly Man of Faith: Studies in the Thought and Writings of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik.

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Episode #1

What are the Tosafot? – Professor Ephraim Kanarfogel

Episode #2

Tosafot: What are the stages of development?

Episode #3

Tosafot – The Collection Period

Episode #4

Rashi & Tosafot – A Family Enterprise?

Episode #5

Tosafot – Collation, Contradiction and Distinction

Episode #6

What is Tosafot Tukh?

Episode #7

Tosafot Manuscripts & Printed Versions?

Episode #8

Tosafot Manuscripts Found In Cairo Genizah?

Episode #9

How Can I Learn Tosafot Better?


Full Interview - Professor Ephraim Kanarfogel

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