Nahmanides: Law And Mysticism

byMoshe HalbertalTranslated byDaniel Tabak

September 22, 2020|
Nahmanides: Law And Mysticism by Moshe Halbertal
$71.50
Hardcover
Earn 358 plum® points
Buy Online
Ship to an address
Out of stock online.
Pick up in store
To see if pickup is available,
Buy In Store
Not sold in stores
Prices and offers may vary in store

about

A finalist for the 2020 National Jewish Book Award for scholarship--a broad, systematic account of one of the most original and creative kabbalists, biblical interpreters, and Talmudic scholars the Jewish tradition has ever produced

“Beautifully written, Moshe Halbertal’s groundbreaking book is exceptional in its capability to penetrate to the heart of Nahmanides’s thinking and worldview. An admirable achievement.”—Adam Afterman, Tel Aviv University

Rabbi Moses b. Nahman (1194–1270), known in English as Nahmanides, was the greatest Talmudic scholar of the thirteenth century and one of the deepest and most original biblical interpreters. Beyond his monumental scholastic achievements, Nahmanides was a distinguished kabbalist and mystic, and in his commentary on the Torah he dispensed esoteric kabbalistic teachings that he termed “By Way of Truth.”
 
This broad, systematic account of Nahmanides’s thought explores his conception of halakhah and his approach to the central concerns of medieval Jewish thought, including notions of God, history, revelation, and the reasons for the commandments. The relationship between Nahmanides’s kabbalah and mysticism and the existential religious drive that nourishes them, as well as the legal and exoteric aspects of his thinking, are at the center of Moshe Halbertal’s portrayal of Nahmanides as a complex and transformative thinker.
Moshe Halbertal is John and Golda Cohen Professor of Jewish Thought and Philosophy at Hebrew University and Gruss Professor of Law at NYU Law School. His books include Maimonides: Life and Thought. Daniel Tabak is a Hebrew–English translator living in Israel.
Loading
Title:Nahmanides: Law And Mysticism
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:464 pages, 9.25 X 6.12 X 0.98 in
Shipping dimensions:464 pages, 9.25 X 6.12 X 0.98 in
Published:September 22, 2020
Publisher:Yale University Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780300140910

Recently Viewed
|