Me’or Eynayim by Azariah de Rossi


Shalom aleichem Rabbi Lauffer. Thank you for answering my last question. As far as the book “Me’or Eynayim” by Azariah de Rossi, is this a book that should not be read because it contains kefirah or false statements, or may it be read because it doesn’t contain kefirah or false statements? Thanks a lot.



  1. Kefirah? I am not sure. The Maharal was absolutely against it, as was Rav Yosef Karo. However, some of the Maharal’s closest Talmidim cite it. In any event, I am not personally familiar with any contemporary Talmidei Chachamim or Poskim who forbid studying it.

    Best wishes from the Team