Abraham ben David of Posquieres (Ravad)

(1125-98)
   French talmudist. His strictures on the writings of Maimonides, Isaac Alfasi and Zerahiah ben Issac ha-Levi were widely read. He objected to Maimonides' Mishneh Torah because he believed such codes might take the place of talmudic study.

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