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Reinventing Maimonides in Contemporary Jewish Thought

James A. Diamond and Menachem Kellner

Abstract

Every work on Jewish thought and law since the twelfth century bears the imprint of Maimonides. A. N. Whitehead's famous dictum that the entire European philosophical tradition ‘consists of a series of footnotes to Plato’ could equally characterize Maimonides' place in the Jewish tradition. The critical studies in this volume explore how Orthodox rabbis of different orientations — Shlomo Aviner, Naftali Zvi Yehudah Berlin (Netziv), Kalonymus Kalman Shapira, Joseph Kafih, Abraham Isaac Kook, Aaron Kotler, Joseph Soloveitchik, and Elhanan Wasserman — have read and provided footnotes to Maimonide ... More

Keywords: Jewish thought, Jewish law, Maimonides, Jewish tradition, Orthodox rabbis

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781906764951
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781906764951.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James A. Diamond, author

Menachem Kellner, author