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Biti Roi

Biti Roi is a lecturer in Judaic studies, currently teaching Jewish philosophy at Stern College of the Yeshiva University, the Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School and the SAR High School of Riverdale. She was a Jerusalem Fellow in the Mandel Institute for Professional Leadership and is a former fellow of the Hartman Institute in Jerusalem. Roi has extensive experience in teaching and curricular planning on both the high school and post-high school level and has worked for the Israeli Ministry of Education to plan national curricula in Jewish culture and philosophy. She is currently pursuing her doctorate at Hebrew University in Kabbalah and Jewish mysticism of the eighteenth century.


Articles by this author

Iggeret Ha-Kodesh

The Iggeret ha-Kodesh (The Holy Epistle), a Kabbalistic work written in the second half of the twelfth century, has been mistakenly attributed to the Ramban (Moses ben Nahman or Nahmanides, 1194–1270 - see Update below). The question of the composition’s author has prompted various answers: Gershom Scholem (1897–1982) at first believed that the author was Rabbi Joseph ben Abraham Gikatilla (1248–1325), a kabbalist who lived a generation after the Ramban. He later recanted this view and attributed the work to the kabbalist Rabbi Joseph of Shushan (thirteenth century), who was especially known for his erotic works.

Ba'alei Ha-Nefesh

A halakhic work composed in 1180 that deals with the laws of behavior during menstruation (niddah), Ba’alei ha-Nefesh (Masters of the Soul) was written by Rabbi Abraham ben David of Posquières (the Rabad, c. 1125–1198), who was also known as ba’al ha-hassagot (critic par excellence).

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