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Taku, Moses ben Hasdai
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(c. 1170–1230). Rabbi Moses Taku (the name probably relates to a town; it may be Dachau, or Tachau in Bohemia), was a prominent Tosafist (Tosafot) who wrote commentaries on some talmudic tractates and legal responsa and is frequently quoted in halakhic literature up to the 15th century. He may have served as a rabbi in Regensburg. In manuscript Paris H711 there is a copy of a part of Taku’s polemical work, Ketav Tamim (A Book of Wholesomeness; publ. R. Kircheim, 3 vols., 1860, 54–99). The work is dedicated to an uncompromising attack on the rationalistic…

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Dan, Joseph, “Taku, Moses ben Hasdai”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 13 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_025930>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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