Maimonides by David YellinMaimonides by David Yellin


byDavid Yellin

Paperback | October 14, 2012

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Ce livre historique peut contenir de nombreuses coquilles et du texte manquant. Les acheteurs peuvent généralement télécharger une copie gratuite scannée du livre original (sans les coquilles) auprès de l'éditeur. Non référencé. Non illustré. 1903 edition. Extrait: ...was in danger of losing itself in detail. The Nishneh-Torah omitted none of the details, whether significant or trivial; but on the one hand it systematised them, and on the other it brought them into relation with the fundamental postulates of Judaism. Maimonides is never weary of referring the student back to the starting point, to the nature and attributes of God, to man's duty to imitate his divine exemplar and to act always with the love of God consciously present as his sole motive and reward. The marvel of the book is that this golden thread of the spirit runs unbroken through all the ritual details with which the Code abounds, and thus in the Mishneh-Torah we have the completest justification of the Jewish conception of the relations between letter and spirit, for the letter does not and cannot kill, while the spirit gives it life. This was the Talmudic spirit, and Maimonides in this respect, as in many others, is a true son of the tradition. In many respects, but not in all. For his very systematisation of the Talmud destroyed one of its best features. Maimonides wrote his "Code " in the first instance for " his own benefit, to save him in his advanced age the trouble and the necessity of consulting the Talmud on every occasion."" His plan, however, soon carried him beyond his own immediate needs, and he ended by compiling a complete digest, which in the language of the Mishnah and without discussion should offer a clear-cut decision of every question touching the religious, ritual, moral, and social duties of Jews. Had he succeeded in winning for his Code unquestioned supremacy in Israel, tradition instead of retaining its vitality must have become petrified, rigid unto death....
Title:MaimonidesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:36 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:October 14, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217861482

ISBN - 13:9780217861489