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Nahmanides: Law and Mysticism

Moshe Halbertal


A broad, systematic account of one of the most original and creative kabbalists, biblical interpreters, and Talmudic scholars the Jewish tradition has ever produced, 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 ... More

Keywords: Jewish tradition, Rabbi Moses b. Nahman, Nahmanides, Talmudic scholar, biblical interpreter, kabbalist, kabbalistic teachings, halakhah, medieval Jewish thought, mysticism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780300140910
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300140910.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Moshe Halbertal, author
NYU Law School