Abba Man ben Moses ha-Yarhi (Don Astruc of Lunel)

Abba Man ben Moses ha-Yarhi (Don Astruc of Lunel)
(fl. 13th-14th cent)
   French scholar. He and Asher ben Jehiel persuaded Solomon ben Adret to issue a ban in 1305 prohibiting students under 30 from studying philosophy. Jacob ibn Tibbon issued a counter-ban. This controversy is discussed in Abba Mari's The Offering of Zeal.

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  • MAIMONIDEAN CONTROVERSY — MAIMONIDEAN CONTROVERSY, a vast complex of disputed cultural, religious, and social problems, focusing around several central themes. Some of the elements of this controversy considerably antedate maimonides (1135–1204); and of the questions… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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