The Kuzari was written by Judah Halevi (Spain, – ). Originally Sefer Kuzariספר הכוזרי. מחבר: יהודה 2 English, 3 Hebrew3 עברית, 2 אנגלית. Versions. the kuzari is not in stock right now a new print will be ready in a few weeks you can order the book now and it will be sent when we will have copies. “The Kuzari: In Defense of the Despised Faith” is the first new translation into English of The Kuzari since , annotated and explained based on the classic .

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For more, see Lobel, Mysticism and Philosophy, — Non-Jews, lacking divine contact, are subject to the hazardous and brutal risks of the laws of nature. Halevi asserts that no comparison is possible between Jewish culturewhich in his view is based upon religious truth, and Greek culturewhich is based upon science only. These powerful feelings and states engender a deep ennglish change among those who attain them and awaken in those indi- viduals an unremitting desire to devote themselves to God and to his mysti- cal apprehension.

Judah ha-Levi shows that kuzsri is no means of carrying out the precepts without having recourse to oral tradition; that such tradition has always existed may be inferred kuzarl many passages of the Biblethe very reading of which is dependent upon it, since there were no vowels or accents in the original text.

Kitab al Khazari

Tauris,33—34, par. McGill University Press,34— His most pious son was Arpachshad etc. These statements should be understood according to the above-mentioned assumptions made by Judah Halevi in Kuzari I, [36—37].

These concerns are extremely remote for modern readers, and may turn many people off to book. Ina French translation by Charles Touati from the Arabic original was published.


Perthes,—; David H. He directs synagogue services for the Orthodox Union on the west coast, and continues to pursue medieval Jewish studies as a doctoral candidate at UCLA.

Tauris,— He impresses upon the king the fact that the favor of God can be won only by following God’s precepts in their totality, and that those precepts are binding only on Jews. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Ouzari Kuzari is a classic; however, readers need to know that the theology of Yehudah Halevi is wrong. These writings were aimed at exclusively Jewish audiences and as such could have no real resonance among the wider circles of Arabic culture.

This is one of the best translations that I have englksh and it will give you new insights into Judiasm and the value it has to the world today! Therefore Judah Halevi already places it in the mouth of the Khazar king in the introductory section of the treatise.

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? This writer is the earliest Jewish theologian whose Judeo-Arabic writings have reached us.

In the second essay Judah enters into a detailed discussion engllsh some of the theological questions hinted at in the preceding one. He insists that Jews are the only people that God loves; God gives Jews special attention and even unearned assistance. However, Judah ha-Levi is against limiting philosophical kuaari to matters concerning creation and God; he follows the Greek philosophers in examining the creation of the material world.

See also III, 38 [—].

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Ashgate,article VII, 11— And two commentaries of two students of Rabbi Shlomo Ben Menachem: Their History and Doctrines, 2nd ed. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. I am currently studying this book with 15 people and we are all enjoying it.

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After a short account of the incidents preceding the conversion of the king, and of his conversations with a philosophera Christianand a Muslim concerning their respective beliefs, a Jew appears on the stage, and by his first statement startles the king; for, instead of giving him proofs of the existence of God, he asserts and explains the miracles performed by Him in favor of the Israelites.

Lobel, Mysticism and Philosophy, 1. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Ebstein, Philosophy, Mysticism and Esotericism, 66— See also Kuzari I, 8 [9].

The Lonely Man of Faith. The paragraph in which the discussed excerpt appears ibid.

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Edinburgh University Press, This page was last edited on 31 Decemberat Either the attribute affirms a quality in God, in which case essential attributes can not be applied to Him more than can any other, because it is impossible to predicate anything of Him, or the attribute expresses only the negation of the contrary quality, and in that case there is no harm in using any kind of attributes. The rabbi, in his response in section I, 81, circumvents these polemics by insisting that Judaism never underwent any development or growth but was essentially complete from the start.

Peeters,86—87; Daniel J. Chaim Rabin et al. This makes the text flow more easily, but takes away from the authenticity of the translation. Chase, in The Fathers of the Church, vol.