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.
Featuring Maimonides and Don DeLillo.
For this 14th-century rabbi, the Torah’s laws were only quasi-divine.
The legacy of a 10th-century sage.
Philosophy and mysticism may be closer than they appear.