“War at the Gates” by Shelomo ben Aharon of Poswol (Polish Translation of the Prologue) Cover Image
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„Wojna u bram” Szełomo ben Aharona z Poswola (polski przekład „Wstępu”)
“War at the Gates” by Shelomo ben Aharon of Poswol (Polish Translation of the Prologue)

Author(s): Sebastian Kubicki
Subject(s): Jewish studies, Jewish Thought and Philosophy
Published by: Żydowski Instytut Historyczny
Keywords: Karaites; Szełomo ben Aharon of Poswol (from Troki); War at the Gates; responsa

Summary/Abstract: The article presents a Polish translation of the Introduction to War at the Gates (hebr. לחם שערים) Shelomo ben Aharon of Poswol, a Karaite learned man and cleric from the late 17th and early 18th century, better known as the author of a text entitled Uczynił sobie lektykę (Hebr. אפריון עשה לו). The author of the article briefly described the whole text (presenting a Karaite halakha in respect of the differences compared to the Rabbinic halakha – this is the main part of the work, written in the responsa style), rather than the poetic Introduction alone, although this is the part that received an in-depth analysis. In addition to that, the article contains a brief biographic and intellectual portrayal of the author of both these treatises.

  • Issue Year: 259/2016
  • Issue No: 03
  • Page Range: 711-733
  • Page Count: 23
  • Language: Polish