Sunday, June 10, 2012

Ehad HaAm and Rambam

I recently discovered that Echad Ha'Am wrote a very interesting booklet in memory of Maimonides' 700th yahrzeit. In it he espouses the 'rational http://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gifRambam' and claims that Rambam's faith was always guided primarily by philosophy.

He shows a greater familiarity with a wider range of Rambam texts than most yeshiva students now - in keeping with his belief that Israel should be a Jewish state and not just a state for Jews.

I'm not sure that I agree with everything that he writes here, and take it with a grain of salt (or many grains if you prefer) but it is thought provoking and rather interesting (I thought).

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