By Norbert M. Samuelson

ISBN-10: 0585092702

ISBN-13: 9780585092706

ISBN-10: 0887069592

ISBN-13: 9780887069598

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ISBN-13: 9780887069604

The publication is split into 3 sections. the 1st offers a common ancient evaluate for the Jewish notion that follows. the second one summarizes the diversity of simple types of well known, confident Jewish dedication within the 20th century. The 3rd and significant part summarizes the fundamental considered these glossy Jewish philosophers whose suggestion is technically the easiest and/or the main influential in Jewish highbrow circles. The Jewish philosophers lined contain Spinoza, Mendelssohn, Hermann Cohen, Martin Buber, Franz Rosenzweig, Mordecai Kaplan, and Emil Fackenheim.

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After his "coronation," popular support for Shabbatai spread throughout the Ottoman Empire as well as Central and Eastern Europe. Communities of followers of the new Messiah could be found in such disparate cities as Venice, Amsterdam, Hamburg, London and Avignon. Finally, Shabbatai set sail for Constantinople, where he expected to be received by Mohammed IV with the honors to which he was then accustomed. Instead he was arrested as a threat to the sovereignty of the Empire. On September 16, 1666, he was given the choice of conversion to Islam or death; he chose conversion.

Zwi Werblowsky. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1973. Page 19 R. J. Zwi Werblowsky, Joseph Karo: Lawyer and Mystic. Philadelphia: The Jewish Publication Society of America, 1977. Elie Wiesel, Souls on Fire: Portraits and Legends of Hasidic Leaders. Translated into English by Marion Wiesel. New York: Random House, 1973. " had not been raised. There was no problem about what it meant to say that someone is a Jew. " This nation was defined in terms of its covenant with a deity named "YHWH," who at one point in Jewish history happened to be characterized as the God of the world.

The Hasid* combined Aristotle's notion of Aporia with Plates "myth of the cave" in The Republic. Aporia are knots which block thought from flowing freely. These knots to rational speculation, in Aristotelian philosophy, became knots that hinder one's seeing beyond the physical world of sense perception into the higher orders of the universe. As one untied these knots to mystical perception, he/she uplifted himself/herself to a higher order of realty, while brining his/ her physical universe into closer and higher relationship with God.

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