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Prophecy

Daniel Rynhold

Daniel Rynhold is Assistant Professor of Modern Jewish Philosophy at Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies, Yeshiva University, New York. He serves on the editorial boards of Le'ela and the Journal of the London School of Jewish Studies, and is the author a previous book entitled Two Models of Jewish Philosophy: Justifying One's Practices (2005). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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An Introduction to Medieval Jewish Philosophy

I.B.Tauris, 2009

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... like a radio receiver without a signal until he reaches the land of Israel and the signal becomes crystal clear. Certainly exilic prophets like Ezekiel and Daniel could also prophesy, but this was because they ‘had seen the Shekhinah’...

The Bad Life

Daniel Rynhold

Daniel Rynhold is Assistant Professor of Modern Jewish Philosophy at Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies, Yeshiva University, New York. He serves on the editorial boards of Le'ela and the Journal of the London School of Jewish Studies, and is the author a previous book entitled Two Models of Jewish Philosophy: Justifying One's Practices (2005). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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An Introduction to Medieval Jewish Philosophy

I.B.Tauris, 2009

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...Having spent the last chapter looking at the good life for man, it is natural to ask about how things can go wrong. For much as we might strive to gain human perfection, experience tells us that its achievement might in the end be out...

Freewill and Omniscience

Daniel Rynhold

Daniel Rynhold is Assistant Professor of Modern Jewish Philosophy at Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies, Yeshiva University, New York. He serves on the editorial boards of Le'ela and the Journal of the London School of Jewish Studies, and is the author a previous book entitled Two Models of Jewish Philosophy: Justifying One's Practices (2005). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...We are by now well aware of the centrality of the commandments for Judaism in general, and for the medieval Jewish philosophers in particular. This focus on the commandments leads us into further important areas for philosophical...

Rationalising the Commandments

Daniel Rynhold

Daniel Rynhold is Assistant Professor of Modern Jewish Philosophy at Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies, Yeshiva University, New York. He serves on the editorial boards of Le'ela and the Journal of the London School of Jewish Studies, and is the author a previous book entitled Two Models of Jewish Philosophy: Justifying One's Practices (2005). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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An Introduction to Medieval Jewish Philosophy

I.B.Tauris, 2009

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... of the soul’. Further Reading An interesting discussion of the Talmudic approach to the commandments can be found in David Novak, ‘The Talmud as a Source for Philosophical Reflection’, in Daniel H Frank and Oliver Leaman (eds), History of Jewish...

God and Creation

Daniel Rynhold

Daniel Rynhold is Assistant Professor of Modern Jewish Philosophy at Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies, Yeshiva University, New York. He serves on the editorial boards of Le'ela and the Journal of the London School of Jewish Studies, and is the author a previous book entitled Two Models of Jewish Philosophy: Justifying One's Practices (2005). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...As mentioned in chapter 1, the cosmological argument for the existence of God was motivated in part by the question of how we account for there being something rather than nothing. Having established why there is indeed ‘something...

Concluding Remarks

Daniel Rynhold

Daniel Rynhold is Assistant Professor of Modern Jewish Philosophy at Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies, Yeshiva University, New York. He serves on the editorial boards of Le'ela and the Journal of the London School of Jewish Studies, and is the author a previous book entitled Two Models of Jewish Philosophy: Justifying One's Practices (2005). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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An Introduction to Medieval Jewish Philosophy

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...If this book has achieved its goal, then you will now have an understanding of some of the concepts and arguments that dominated medieval Jewish philosophy. You may also have built up a picture of broader trends of thought, more or less...

Divine Attributes

Daniel Rynhold

Daniel Rynhold is Assistant Professor of Modern Jewish Philosophy at Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies, Yeshiva University, New York. He serves on the editorial boards of Le'ela and the Journal of the London School of Jewish Studies, and is the author a previous book entitled Two Models of Jewish Philosophy: Justifying One's Practices (2005). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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An Introduction to Medieval Jewish Philosophy

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... implications for Jews in the Islamic world, helping to safeguard their protected dhimmi status in those territories.See Daniel J Silver, Maimonidean Criticism and the Maimonidean Controversy (Leiden: E.J. Brill, 1965), 162.With regard...

The Existence of God

Daniel Rynhold

Daniel Rynhold is Assistant Professor of Modern Jewish Philosophy at Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies, Yeshiva University, New York. He serves on the editorial boards of Le'ela and the Journal of the London School of Jewish Studies, and is the author a previous book entitled Two Models of Jewish Philosophy: Justifying One's Practices (2005). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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An Introduction to Medieval Jewish Philosophy

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...One would probably expect medieval Jewish thinkers to have spent an inordinate amount of time formulating and refining their arguments for the existence of God. After all, the existence of God is surely the most fundamental idea of all...

The Good Life

Daniel Rynhold

Daniel Rynhold is Assistant Professor of Modern Jewish Philosophy at Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies, Yeshiva University, New York. He serves on the editorial boards of Le'ela and the Journal of the London School of Jewish Studies, and is the author a previous book entitled Two Models of Jewish Philosophy: Justifying One's Practices (2005). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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An Introduction to Medieval Jewish Philosophy

I.B.Tauris, 2009

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...While discussing rationalising the commandments in chapter 5, we had cause to mention Saadia’s statement that the Jewish nation was ‘a nation only by virtue of its laws’ (Emunot, III: 7, 158). This was not simply an empirical observation...