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Haym Soloveitchik

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9781904113980

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9781904113980.001.0001

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The Palestinian Orientation of the Ashkenazic Community and Some Suggested Ground Rules for the Writing of Halakhic History

The Palestinian Orientation of the Ashkenazic Community and Some Suggested Ground Rules for the Writing of Halakhic History

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(p.145) Chapter Eight The Palestinian Orientation of the Ashkenazic Community and Some Suggested Ground Rules for the Writing of Halakhic History
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Collected Essays: v. 2
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Haym Soloveitchik

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781904113980.003.0009

This chapter expresses doubts regarding the Palestinian origins of Ashkenaz. It begins with the methodological problems in the claims for the Palestinian origins of Ashkenaz. The chapter argues that, given the questionable methodology underlying most of the claims for the Palestinian origins of the Ashkenazic community, the thesis remains unproven. To this the chapter adds two empirical objections. The first is that there is no evidence that Early Ashkenaz even possessed a text of the Yerushalmi. Second, medieval scholars in Ashkenaz were actively engaged in exegeting in unprecedented detail the entire corpus of the Bavli. The chapter thus contends that Early Ashkenaz could not have labored mightily on the Bavli and ignored the Yerushalmi if they were guided all the while by Palestinian halakhah and its rite.

Keywords:   Early Ashkenaz, Palestine, Yerushalmi, Bavli, halakhic history, Ashkenazi community, Palsetinian halakhah

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