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Moshe Halbertal

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780300140910

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: January 2021

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300140910.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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(p.1) Introduction
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Nahmanides
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Moshe Halbertal

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300140910.003.0001

This chapter provides a broad, systematic account of Nahmanides's thought. It analyzes Nahmanides's conception of halakhah and his approach to the central concerns of medieval Jewish thought, including his conception of God, history, revelation, and the reasons for the commandments. It discusses Nahmanides's ideas and positions on a range of matters that emerges out of conversation with the work of other scholars on particular aspects of his thought, such as Chayim Henoch's book Nachmanides: Philosopher and Mystic. The chapter looks into Haviva Pedaya's book Nahmanides: Cyclical Time and Holy Text, which explores Nahmanides's conception of time and the Torah. It also explores Nahmanides's Talmudic novellae and Bible commentary, which is a direct result of his extraordinary cultural positioning.

Keywords:   Nahmanides, halakhah, Chayim Henoch, Haviva Pedaya, Torah, Talmudic novella, cultural positioning

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