The Warrior-Poet: Shmuel ha-Nagid
🌅 An icon of "Golden Age" Sefarad, the life of Shmuel ha-Nagid is at once representative of the opportunities available to medieval Jews in Muslim Spain, and notably exceptional in its own right.
You’re reading Stories from Jewish History, a weekly newsletter exploring Jewish thinkers, events, and artifacts, from the famous to the obscure. Today we continue in the series on Jewish life in medieval Sefarad during the Islamicate period with an examination of the extraordinary life of R. Shmuel ha-Nagid. “Nagid” is often translated as “prince,” tho…
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