“By creating symbolic structures on earth that parallel supernal ones, human beings draw God’s presence down into the world.”
And the rabbinic commitment to upholding commercial life.
Some theological and political reflections.
The inverse of the Oedipus complex.
Moshe Halbertal vs. the heckler’s veto.
One of the great debates about Moses Maimonides’ philosophical magnum opus, the Guide of the Perplexed, concerns the degree to which it should be taken. . .
Beyond the rather narrow confines of Jewish theology, the 12th-century religious philosopher dealt with questions common to all faiths.
With an intellectual boldness unmatched in Jewish philosophy before or since, Moses Maimonides showed that ritual observance opens the way to knowledge of reality.