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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Conclusion The previous section discussed the fact that the consuming and invasive pres- ence of Arabic culture in his world was for Judah Halevi disturbing and wor- risome.

Studia Islamica 84 McGill University Press,34— This is one of the best translations that I have seen and it will give you new insights into Judiasm and the value it has to the world today! Originally written in Arabicthe book was translated by numerous scholars, including Judah ben Saul ibn Tibboninto Hebrew and engkish languages.

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Macmillan,8: Jews are smarter and more virtuous; they, and only they, with perhaps a few exceptions, are granted life after death.

Rosenthal, Political Thought, — Philipp Feldheim; 2 edition January 1, Language: Contemporary scholar Diana Lobel has shown that the similarities between the two descriptions are rather limited. HaLevi died in the yearbut his volumes of poetry and philosophy continue to inspire and inform through eloquent translations and repeated printings of his many enduring and popular works. In light of the clarity, certainty, and perfection that is granted by mystical experience in regard to the divine objects of knowledge, should intellectual reasoning, which lacks all of those attributes as it aims for this realm, be considered lacking and flawed, and thus also unnecessary and even harmful?


Commonly called the Kuzarithis book is the most famous work by the medieval Spanish Jewish writer Judah Halevi. He argues against the theory of Aristotle that the soul of man is his thought and that only the soul of the philosopher will be united, after the death of the body, with the active intellect.

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It is for the discerning person to distinguish one people from another, one individual from another, one time from another, one place from another, and set of circumstances from another.

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The list of these invalidating criteria was formulated so as to present Islam in particular as inauthentic, but the Christian writers also tried to show that, with the exception of the one authentic Christian religion, the rest of the religions, including Judaism, were also inauthentic.

This was the freedom to play with the concepts and perceptions of the culture and to use them kuzaru being beholden to the worldviews that accompanied them. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. University of Chicago Press,—17, — By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

The Arabic Background of the Kuzari – English Version | Ehud Krinis –

Read more Read less. SUNY Press,— Angels are God’s messengers, and either they exist for a length of time, or they are created only for special purposes. Peeters,86—87; Daniel J. He provides special appendices for understanding difficult subjects like Hebrew grammar, Greek philosophy which was the science engoish the timethe international date line, etc.


InHirschfeld published the first German translation from the Arabic original, and in his English translation from Arabic appeared. This culture constituted a motivating and inspiring challenge for him, and his relationship with it is marked not by an imitative approach but by a critical and creative one.

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No less than six commentaries on it appeared in the first half of that century. In what follows I will dis- cuss several of these directions.

Kitab al Khazari

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According to Judah, all these names, with the exception of the Tetragrammatonare attributes expressing the various states of God’s activity in the world. History is divided into two channels: The book is not a rational system of philosophy, but an apologetic theology arguing for the supremacy of the Jewish people.