Shmuel Safrai

Shmuel Safrai was a professor emeritus of Jewish history of the Mishnah and Talmud period at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The author of books and articles concerning history and intellectual history of this period, he was a recipient of the Israel Prize for Jewish History in 2001. His interpretation of the Mishnah will be published posthumously.

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Akiva, Rabbi

Rabbi Akiva was not merely a transmitter, formulator and redactor of halakhah; he also innovated and changed a great deal in our conception of Jewish law.

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