A Yale political scientist joins us to talk about esoteric writing and how to understand its relation to politics.
Even at the Hebrew University at mid-century, when the likes of Martin Buber and Gershom Scholem walked the halls, Pines stood out for his prodigious knowledge of everything.
Joseph B. Soloveitchik, Aharon Lichtenstein, and what Maimonides missed.
Solomon Maimon abandoned his wife and children in search of intellectual perfection, thereby entirely missing the point.
The conflicting ideals of virtue and law.
The former seeks answers; the latter seeks the questions that can help situate human beings existentially and rationally within the universe.
Solomon ibn Gabirol’s azharot.
Joseph B. Soloveitchik’s answer.
An alternative to rationalism.