Sunday, April 01, 2007

Professor Marc Shapiro on the Moroccan Rabbinate (Audio)

Professor Marc B. Shapiro (Author of the excellent biography of Rabbi Yechiel Weinberg, Between the Yeshiva world and Modern Orthodoxy ),delivered the 2nd annual Dr. Asher Siev Memorial Lecture at Yeshiva University, entitled "A Non-Orthodox Traditional Approach: Reflections on the Authority of the Moroccan Rabbinate." Listen here

Hat tip to Menachem Butler at the Seforim blog.

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At Thursday, April 12, 2007 7:04:00 PM, Anonymous pierre said...

complements on the page and topics! I think you commented on one of my history-related posts a little bit back. there are some ashki names that I have heard were originally sephardi, among them one of the "EpSTINE" lines of the Epstein family. Also that the name Shprinzy comes from Esperanza. random thoughts in my random moment...and thanks for the posts on the still-lost Tribes. I'd seen a review-article regarding Ethiopian jews and their formerly quite open use of Xtian liturgy, trope and practices (in the 'old country' they used to also practice female circumcision, and "cohen" and "levy" were *elected* positions...

At Thursday, April 12, 2007 8:19:00 PM, Blogger Ha-historion said...

Thanks for the kind words.

I am well aware of Epstein's claim of being descended of the Sephardic Benveniste faily. It is first (afaik) cited in R' Baruch Halevi Epstein's autobiography "Mekor Baruch".

At Wednesday, May 02, 2007 11:35:00 AM, Blogger Ha-historion said...

BTW, what is the URL for your site, Pierre?


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