What might the great scholar have been intending with a recently discovered list he made of seemingly random words from random European languages?
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.
To where and what language does the great Jewish philosopher and his name belong?
Why would the most famous Jewish philosopher of all not have a Jewish name? Or did he?
For thousands of years both friends and enemies of Judaism have labeled it a religion of deed rather than creed, of law rather than faith. A new book firmly and fervently disagrees.
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.
As the latest attempt to draw universal ethical principles from the Bible shows, philosophical investigation of its text offers the prospect of great rewards—and grave dangers.
Solomon ibn Gabirol’s azharot.
Joseph B. Soloveitchik’s answer.