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Maimonides on the Decline of the generations and the nature of rabbinic authority

by Menachem Marc Kellner

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Published by State University of New York Press in Albany .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Maimonides, Moses, 1135-1204.,
  • Tradition (Judaism),
  • Jewish law -- Interpretation and construction.,
  • Judaism and science.,
  • Judaism and philosophy.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementMenachem Kellner.
    SeriesSUNY series in Jewish philosophy
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBM529 .K45 1996
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 137 p. ;
    Number of Pages137
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL787660M
    ISBN 100791429229, 0791429210
    LC Control Number95019975

    is also the author of Maimonides on Human Perfection, Maimonides on Judaism and the Jewish People, and Maimonides on the 'Decline of the Generations' and the Nature of Rabbinic Authority. His translations of Gersonides' Commentary on Song of Songs and Maimonides' Book of Love appeared in the Yale Judaica Series/5(2).   Dogma in Medieval Jewish Thought (Oxford ; Hebrew translation, Jerusalem, ), Maimonides on Human Perfection (Atlanta, ), Maimonides on Judaism and the Jewish People (Albany, ; Serbian translation, Belgrade, ), Maimonides on the “Decline of the Generations” and the Nature of Rabbinic Authority (Albany, ), Must A Jew.

    Maimonides on the “Decline of the Generations” and the Nature of Rabbinic Authority (SUNY Series in Jewish Philosophy) Menachem Marc Kellner, Like all of Professor Kellner’s works, this is a cogent and well-written argument. Maimonides on Judaism and the Jewish People (, religion) Maimonides on the "Decline of the Generations" and the Nature of Rabbinic Authority (, religion) Must a Jew Believe Anything? (, religion) Maimonides' Confrontation with Mysticism (, religion) Science in the Bet Midrash: Studies in Maimonides (, religion)Born:

    The Great Eagle Maimonides: The Life and World of One of Civilization’s Greatest Minds by Joel L. Kraemer Doubleday. pp. $ Writing in , a year thought to mark the th anniversary of Moses Maimonides’ birth—now generally dated to —the intellectual historian Solomon Zeitlin noted with surprise that no complete study had ever been written of the . I n , I received a slender volume of commentary on Moses Maimonides’s codification of Hilkhot Teshuvah (Laws of Repentance) in his Mishneh was by a former teacher of mine, Rabbi Nachum Rabinovitch, who was then the principal of Jews’ College in London, and it was called Yad title, which means “Outstretched Hand,” is a clever play on the .


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About the Book. A publishing sensation long at the top of the best-seller lists in Israel, the original Hebrew edition of Maimonides and the Book That Changed Judaism has been called the most successful book ever published in Israel on the preeminent medieval Jewish thinker Moses works of Maimonides, particularly The Guide for the Perplexed, are.

Yeridat ha-dorot (Hebrew: ירידת הדורות), meaning literally "the decline of the generations", or nitkatnu ha-dorot (נתקטנו הדורות), meaning "the diminution of the generations", is a concept in classical Rabbinic Judaism and contemporary Orthodox Judaism expressing a belief in the intellectual inferiority of subsequent, and contemporary Torah.

than (merely) religious, but as grounded in nature. In his more recent Mai-monides on the "Decline of the Generations" and the Nature of Rabbinic Authority () Maimonides' halakhic authority is invoked very favorably against contemporary fundamentalists who would use him as the arbiter in non-religious disputes.

Menachem Kellner, in his book Maimonides on the “Decline of the Generations” and the Nature of Rabbinic Authority, explains that Moses Maimonides rejected this notion of the decline of the generations out of hand. Maimonides was convinced that the early mishnaic and talmudic rabbis were ordinary human beings possessing no supernatural intellectual.

MENACHEM KELLNER is Wolfson Professor of Jewish Thought at the University of Haifa and the author of Dogma in Medieval Jewish Thought (), Maimonides on Judaism and the Jewish People (), and Maimonides on the “ Decline of the Generations” and the Nature of Rabbinic Authority () as well as other books and essays in medieval Jewish.

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Y., Maimonides on Judaism and the Jewish People explores Maimonides' philosophical psychology, his ethics, his views on prophecy, providence, and immortality, his understanding of the place of gentiles in the Messianic area, his attitude toward proselytes, his answer to the question, "Who is a Jew?", his conception of the nature of Torah, and his arguments concerning the nature.

Maimonides on the "Decline of the Generations" and the Nature of Rabbinic Authority. State University of New York Press. Menachem Kellner. Maimonides' Confrontation with Mysticism. Oxford: Littman Library of Jewish Civilization.

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Description: Moses Maimonides, medieval Judaism's leading legist and philosopher, and a figure of central importance for contemporary Jewish self-understanding, held a view of Judaism which maintained the authority of the Talmudic rabbis in matters of Jewish law while allowing for free and open inquiry in matters of science and philosophy.

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