In this ten-part series we will look at the introductions of the halachic works of several Rishonim. Rishonim are major halachic authorities who wrote between the 11th-15th centuries. We will study the introductions to the texts of the Tur, Beit Yosef, Rama, and more, to gain insight and context into their work. Why did they choose to write what they wrote? Where did they find their inspiration? Where did their authority come from? These scholars set the foundation for the way we live our lives today, changing the dynamics of the every-day Jew and their access to halacha. On the basis of these writings, the next generations of halachic thinkers (Achronim) composed their halachic works.
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About Rabbi Chaim Brovender
Rabbi Chaim Brovender is the Rosh Yeshiva of WebYeshiva and President of ATID - The Academy for Torah Initiatives and Directions in Jewish Education, in Jerusalem. He was the founding Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshivat Hamivtar and Michlelet Bruria (today, Midreshet Lindenbaum) where he pioneered the teaching of Gemara to students for whom the Talmud had been a closed book. For over forty years he has been a leading force in teaching Torah in Israel and enabling his students to "learn how to learn" according to the renowned "Brovender Method."