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Judah Halevi’s Sefer ha-Kuzari (Book of the Kuzari/Book of the Khazars; composed in Spain ca. 1140) is a large-scale outline and defense of rabbinic Judaism. The work was an iconic point of reference up until the modern era for Jews of the most diverse cultures, movements, and spiritual currents. In the Middle Ages and early modern era, the Kuzari was simultaneously seen as an anti-rationalist, anti-philosophical text and as…

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Shear, Adam, “Kuzari”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017. Consulted online on 01 October 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0437>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20200106

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