This page is part of my Twitter Thread Index. Every Sunday, I post a thread on Twitter about a figure from Jewish history and why their work matters. The threads are collected in browsable form in the index.
R. Yom Tov ben Avraham Ishvili (“of Seville,” c. 1250–1330) is among the foremost Sefardi Talmud commentators. His scholarly synthesis brings together Sefarad and Ashkenaz, philosophy and Kabbalah, Rambam and Ramban—all in service of his search for the essence of halachic argument and hidden meanings in Torah