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In his ethical will, R. Naphtali Ha-Kohen Katz (1650? - 1719), a central rabbinic figure in his time, gives specific instructions for death rituals that he wants, and also addresses his family in warm words, while mentioning meaningful events of his past. The presentation will analyze this personal voice of the beginning of the 18th century.

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  • The Ethical Will of R. Naphtali Ha-Kohen Katz

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http://wesscholar.wesleyan.edu/emw/emw2011/

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23-8-2011 11:00 AM

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University of Texas at Austin

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Aug 23rd, 11:00 AM

Personal Life in the Context of Personal Death

University of Texas at Austin

In his ethical will, R. Naphtali Ha-Kohen Katz (1650? - 1719), a central rabbinic figure in his time, gives specific instructions for death rituals that he wants, and also addresses his family in warm words, while mentioning meaningful events of his past. The presentation will analyze this personal voice of the beginning of the 18th century.

This presentation is for the following text(s):

  • The Ethical Will of R. Naphtali Ha-Kohen Katz

http://fordham.bepress.com/emw/emw2011/emw2011/9