Tuesday, March 3, 2009

The positive-historical Maharshah vs. the Hirschian Rashash

An important chapter in the question of the Rabbinic biography involve R' Hirsch's hassagot on Graetz's History of the Jews.

Somewhat interesting in this regard is the following comment of Maharshah to Shabbos 140b:

and the following response of Rashash:

Update: Paamei Yaakov 67 has a nice article by R' Yitzchak Ratzabi on this Gemara]

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