R. Yehuda HaLevi – Intellectual Profile

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R. Yehuda HaLevi
Name
R. Yehuda HaLevi
ר' יהודה הלוי
Dates?-1141
LocationMuslim and Christian Spain, Egypt, Eretz Yisrael
WorksKuzari, Poems
Exegetical Characteristics
Influenced by
Impacted onAll later Jewish philosophy

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Life

  • Name – R. Yehuda HaLevi
    • Hebrew name – ר' יהודה הלוי
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  • Dates – ?-1141
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  • Contemporaries – Avraham Ibn Ezra
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Works

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    • Talmudic novellae – 
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Torah Commentary

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Sources

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Occasional Usage

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Later exegetes

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