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Several recent studies have shed new light on the halakhic writings of Italian
rabbinic scholars of the thirteenth century such as Isaiah di Trani the Elder
(RiD) and Zedekiah b. Abraham ha-Rafe min ha- 'Anavim, author of the
halakhic compendium Shibbolei ha-Leqet. These studies have focused primarily
on the literary styles of the halakhic works and on the sources and methods that
were utilized. An important underlying issue is the relationship between Italian
rabbinic scholarship during this period, and the leading centers of Talmudic and
rabbinic studies in Ashkenaz and Provence. 1
Kanarfogel, E. (2001). Mysticism and asceticism in Italian rabbinic literature of the thirteenth century. Kabbalah, 6, 135-149.
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