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Author Heinemann, Yizhak, 1876-1957.
Title Taame ha-mitsvot be-sifrut Yisrael. English
The reasons for the Commandments in Jewish thought : from the Bible to the Renaissance / Isaac Heinemann ; translated by Leonard Levin.
Imprint Boston : Academic Studies Press, 2008.

Author Heinemann, Yizhak, 1876-1957.
Series The reference library of Jewish intellectual history
Reference library of Jewish intellectual history.
Subject Commandments (Judaism)
Alt Name Levin, Leonard, 1946-
Author Heinemann, Yizhak, 1876-1957.
Series The reference library of Jewish intellectual history
Reference library of Jewish intellectual history.
Subject Commandments (Judaism)
Alt Name Levin, Leonard, 1946-
Description 1 online resource (xix, 225 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-196) and index.
Contents Frontmatter -- Contents -- The Reason for the Mitzvot -- Author's Preface to First Edition (1942) -- Translator's Preface -- Chapter 1. The Nature of the Question -- Chapter 2. The Biblical View -- Chapter 3. The Views of the Rabbis -- Chapter 4. The Views of the Hellenistic Jews -- Chapter 5. Views of the Medieval Philosophers -- Chapter 6. Saadia Gaon -- Chapter 7. Bahya ben Joseph Ibn Pakudah -- Chapter 8. Rabbi Judah Halevi -- Chapter 9. Abraham Ibn Ezra -- Chapter 10. Abraham Ibn Daud -- Chapter 11. Maimonides -- Chapter 12. Gersonides -- Chapter 13. Hasdai Crescas -- Chapter 14. Joseph Albo -- Chapter 15. Don Isaac Abravanel -- Chapter 16. Summary of the Medieval Thinkers -- Chapter 17. Principal Conclusions -- Abbreviations -- Notes -- Glossary -- Index
Summary This classic work by early-20th-century Jewish humanist and scholar Isaac Heinemann surveys the crucial phases of Jewish thought concerning correct conduct as codified in the commandments. Heinemann provides his own systematic insights about the intellectual, emotional, pedagogical, and pragmatic reasoning advanced by the major Jewish thinkers. This volume covers Jewish thinkers from the Bible, rabbis and Hellenistic philosophers through the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, including Saadiah, Halevi, Maimonides, Albo, and many others. Heinemann addresses such questions as: "What were the Biblical, rabbinic, medieval, and modern rationales offered for the commandments in the course of Jewish thought?"
ISBN 1618111000 (electronic bk.)
9781618111005 (electronic bk.)
9781934843048 (hard cover ; alk. paper)
1934843040 (hard cover ; alk. paper)
9781934843536
1934843539
OCLC # 769188603
Additional Format Print version: Heinemann, Yizhak, 1876-1957. Taame ha-mitsvot be-sifrut Yisrael. Reasons for the Commandments in Jewish thought. Boston : Academic Studies Press, 2008 (DLC) 2008000982



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