This Day in Jewish History 1198: The Rabad, Sage and Critic of Maimonides, Dies

12th-century French Jewry was becoming exposed to secular ideas from the world outside, which influenced kabbalist sage Rabbi Abraham Ben David

November 27, 1198, is the day that the medieval rabbinical sage Abraham ben David died. Known by the Hebrew acronym for his name, Rabad, Ben David was a...