Maimonides: Reason Above All
This thought-provoking and enlightening book uncovers unknown but true facts about Maimonides, his family and his unique, often controversial, but brilliant ideas.The reader is introduced to Maimonides' family, people who generally failed to share his rational approach to life.The book addresses provocative questions such as: did the majority of Jews before Maimonides believe that God has a body? Why did Maimonides and many rabbis disparage women? Why did Maimonides extol intelligent non-Jews? Why don't Jews say a prayer before such activities as having sexual relations or giving charity? Why doesn't the Torah condemn the five suicides committed in its pages? Why were Jacob and david passive when their daughters were raped? should rational Jews observe mystical Jewish practices and say mystical prayers? This volume contains surprising facts, such as: not all Jews believe that people have “souls.” Rabbis know that we do not possess the original Torah text. Rabbis suggest that Moses' staff had unusual magical powers. Jewish judges do not adjudicate cases according to Torah law. Many rabbis recognize that the ten plagues were not miracles. The Torah records how innocent people are killed for the misdeeds of their ancestors. dipping bread in salt is based on a superstitious fear of demons.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ShanLizLuv - LibraryThing
To be honest, I was a bit intimidated when this one came in the mail. For one thing, I knew very little about Maimonides when I started and for another, I have a family member who does. The way this ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - remonkey - LibraryThing
Rabbi Drazin's newest book on Maimonides' life and thoughts is a welcome resource to an English-speaking student.I am not a scholar, so I can only review the writing style and readability, not ... Read full review
Biblical Interpretations Using Maimonidean Ideas
Maimonides Understanding of the Biblical Language on Gods Form Omniscience and Commumcation by Dreams
Does God Teach Torah To His People?
May Nonintelligent People Kill Themselves?
Rape in the Bible
Were The Ten Plagues Miracles?
Why was David Forbidden to Build the Temple?
Why Did God Kill Sauls Sons for Sauls Act?
Abraham Maimonides Torah Commentary
Maimonides Letter to His Son
Some of Maimonides Writings
Maimonides Legal and Medical Writings
Maimonides Code of Law
Maimonides Medical Writings
Maimonides Medical Writings
Maimonides vs Hippocrates
Can People Prolong Their Lives?
Applying Maimonides Concept of Study Thinking and Using Ones Intelligence
Do We Have The Correct Text of the Torah?
Targum Onkelos1s Contribution to Bible Study
Tell Me about Your Staff Moses
Does a Jewish Judge Have to Judge Jewish Cases according To Torah Law?
Why Do Jews Not Make a Blessing before Certain Acts Such as Giving Charity?
Why Did The Ten Tribes Break from Judah?
The Misguided Nazarites and the Qumran Community
Did Hatred Destroy the Second Temple?
Original Ideas Based on the Maimonidean Method
Why Are ThirtyNine Types of Work Forbidden on the Sabbath?
The Irrational Mystical Origins of Dipping Bread into Salt
Philosophers Who Differ with Maimonides
Early Jewish Philosophers
Philo Understanding Torah Allegorically
Is The Philosophy of Saadiah Gaon Based on Moslem Theology?
How Saadiah Gaon Reformed Judaism
Leo Smausss List of Critiques of Religion
A Critique of the Thinking of René Descartes
Do We Really Know What God Wants from Us?