This Day in Jewish History / Founder of Medieval Hasidism Dies

The school of mystical thought flourished in western Germany, though it's not entirely clear Judah the Pious wrote the books attributed to him.

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February 22, 1217, is the date associated with the death of the Jewish scholar Rabbi Judah ben Samuel of Regensburg, also known as Judah the Pious (Judah Hehasid). Judah is remembered as the founder of...