By Michael Lapidge
Theodore, Archbishop of Canterbury (668SH90), formed the English Church right into a constitution it has retained for a millennium. but till lately he has remained a shadowy determine, whose early profession within the close to East and at Rome has been unknown. during this publication, which builds at the 1994 book of formerly unprinted Biblical commentaries from Theodore's Canterbury institution, across the world wonderful students supply a clean account of the profession and writings of a distinct character who dropped at Anglo-Saxon England the cultural history of Syria, Byzantium and Rome.
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This was the first time I had ever seen anything modern. In order to read it, I had to hide it inside the big folio of the Talmud. It was a little thing, so it was quite easy. But I got caught. And at the end of the term when I was going home, the teacher told me that he was going to send a letter to my father. He told me to read it first. “It was a perfectly truthful letter. He said that I was a This Library PDF version is for the use on an institutional computer only. com << Chapter >> 30 ] Home | TOC | Index KEEPER OF THE LAW bright student, a diligent student, and then came the but.
He was caught by his father and severely reprimanded because, as his father reminded him, no one was supposed to derive any use—or pleasure—from a first-born goat. One of the ways in which prominent families found it easy to protect and enhance their good name and fortune was to encourage marriages between near relatives. This included the marriage of an uncle and his niece, although a nephew was not permitted to marry his aunt. Louis’ uncle, Hermann Jaffe, married Louis’ oldest sister, Sarah. This uncle-brotherin-law early developed a marked liking for young Louis.
But before sending him off to Volozhin, it seemed desirable to let him spend a short time with his aunt and uncle in Vilna. Rabbi Raskis, who had married Rabbi Isaac’s sister, was a great talmudist. What was to have been a short visit was prolonged because of young Louis’ health. Long hours of study and the turmoil of early adolescence had taken their toll. It was therefore agreed that his aunt would build him up before he set off for the strenuous years of study at Volozhin that lay ahead. As young Louis lived with his aunt, he developed the deepest admiration and affection for Rabbi Raskis.