Hasdai Crescas

[Revised entry by Shalom Sadik on December 11, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] Rabbi Hasdai Crescas (ca. 1340 - 1410/11) was the head of the Jewish community of Aragon, and
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[Revised entry by Shalom Sadik on December 11, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] Rabbi Hasdai Crescas (ca. 1340 - 1410/11) was the head of the Jewish community of Aragon, and in some ways all of Hispanic Jewry, during one of its most critical periods. Crescas was one of the leading rabbinic authorities of his time,[1] the political leader of the Jews of Aragon, and a philosophical polemicist against Christianity. As one of the main medieval Jewish philosophers, Crescas critiques the radical Aristotelian philosophy of Maimonides and...

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