Note to the reader
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The chapters of Windows onto Jewish Legal Culture: Fourteen Exploratory Essays are replete with references to halakhic authorities and their writings. Many of these authorities are customarily referred to by acronyms of their names (e.g., Rashi, the Hida) or of the titles of their best-known works (e.g., the Shela, the Shakh); or by the titles of these works themselves (the Tur, the Arukh Hashulhan). To assist the reader in identifying these individuals, a list of the rabbinical authorities cited or referred to is provided at the end of each volume, along with a brief bio-bibliographic description. The authorities and scholars are listed alphabetically by their first name in English; in some cases they are also listed by their acronym (Rashi, the Rabad) or other commonly-used appellation (Maimonides, Gerondi). When a book title is used to refer to an individual, it is not italicized.