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A Portrait of the Artist

David Gillis

in Reading Maimonides' Mishneh Torah

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764067
eISBN:
9781800341043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764067.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This introductory chapter provides a background of Maimonides and his code of Jewish law, the Mishneh torah. Maimonides applied the highest literary art to the highest of tasks: to bequeath, as ... More


Return

David Gillis

in Reading Maimonides' Mishneh Torah

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764067
eISBN:
9781800341043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764067.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter focuses on the second phase of Neoplatonic cosmogony: the idea of return. In a Jewish context, ‘return’ evokes the idea of repentance. Redemption is represented as a natural process ... More


The ‘Great Thing’ and the ‘Small Thing’: Mishneh Torah as Microcosm

David Gillis

in Reading Maimonides' Mishneh Torah

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764067
eISBN:
9781800341043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764067.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines what the idea of man as microcosm means for the place of the commandments in Maimonides' scheme of things. Mishneh torah's microcosmic form reflects the various parallels that ... More


Emanation

David Gillis

in Reading Maimonides' Mishneh Torah

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764067
eISBN:
9781800341043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764067.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter evaluates the application of the Neoplatonic idea of emanation, as expounded by Maimonides himself in The Guide of the Perplexed, to the understanding of the structure of Mishneh torah. ... More


In God’s Image

David Gillis

in Reading Maimonides' Mishneh Torah

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764067
eISBN:
9781800341043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764067.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter discusses the structural parallel between ‘Laws of the Foundations of the Torah’ and ‘Laws of Ethical Qualities’, the opening sections of the first book of Maimonides' Mishneh torah, the ... More


From Theory to History, Via Midrash: A Commentary on ‘Laws of the Foundations of the Torah’, 6: 9 and 7: 3

David Gillis

in Reading Maimonides' Mishneh Torah

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764067
eISBN:
9781800341043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764067.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter presents a commentary on ‘Laws of the Foundations of the Torah’, 6:9 and 7:3. Maimonides deploys aggadah to add extra layers of meaning in Mishneh torah. Where he makes intense use of ... More


Conclusion: Mishneh Torah as Parable

David Gillis

in Reading Maimonides' Mishneh Torah

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764067
eISBN:
9781800341043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764067.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter studies Mishneh torah as a great parable that is not explicitly identified as such. In the introduction to The Guide of the Perplexed, Maimonides chooses Jacob's dream of the ladder with ... More


Mishneh Torah: Polemic and Art

Haym Soloveitchik

in Collected Essays: v. 2

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113980
eISBN:
9781800341111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113980.003.0020
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter suggests solutions to the problems raised in the previous chapter. It also attempts to show whether its resolution yields any deeper insights into the nature of Mishneh Torah. It first ... More


Maharam of Padua versus Giustiniani: Mishneh Torah

Neil Weinstock Netanel and David Nimmer

in From Maimonides to Microsoft: The Jewish Law of Copyright Since the Birth of Print

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780195371994
eISBN:
9780190456658
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371994.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Legal History, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

Meir Katzenellenbogen, an esteemed rabbi in Padua, decided to print a new edition of Moses Maimonides’s classic codification of Jewish law, the twelfth-century Mishneh Torah. After preliminary ... More


Introduction

Menachem Kellner and David Gillis (eds)

in Maimonides the Universalist: The Ethical Horizons of the Mishneh Torah

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781906764555
eISBN:
9781800851078
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764555.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter attempts to assemble a picture of what Maimonides sees when he lifts his gaze from the technical details of halakhah. It stresses that the vision that Maimonides sees is universalist as ... More


Judges: Messianic Universalism

Menachem Kellner and David Gillis (eds)

in Maimonides the Universalist: The Ethical Horizons of the Mishneh Torah

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781906764555
eISBN:
9781800851078
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764555.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter concentrates on the Book of Judges (Sefer shoftim) as the fourteenth and final book of the Mishneh torah, as well as the last four-book division of laws governing behaviour among human ... More


Conclusion

Menachem Kellner and David Gillis (eds)

in Maimonides the Universalist: The Ethical Horizons of the Mishneh Torah

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781906764555
eISBN:
9781800851078
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764555.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter reviews the main points of the fourteen books of the Mishneh torah. It details why Maimonides ends the first book of the Mishneh torah, the Book of Knowledge, with Laws of Repentance, ... More


Maimonides’ Ethical Systems

Herbert A. Davidson

in Maimonides the Rationalist

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113584
eISBN:
9781800340077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113584.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter discusses Maimonides' treatment of ethics. Shemonah perakim and Mishneh torah base their treatments of ethics on the postulate that characteristics in the human soul are the locus of ... More


Knowledge: To Know Is To Love

Menachem Kellner and David Gillis (eds)

in Maimonides the Universalist: The Ethical Horizons of the Mishneh Torah

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781906764555
eISBN:
9781800851078
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764555.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter describes the Book of Knowledge (Sefer hamada) as the most unusual of all fourteen books of the Mishneh torah, containing materials not ordinarily found in halakhic works. It covers the ... More


Reading Maimonides' Mishneh Torah

David Gillis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764067
eISBN:
9781800341043
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764067.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book demonstrates that the Mishneh torah, Maimonides' code of Jewish law, has the structure of a microcosm. Through this symbolic form, Maimonides presents the law as designed to perfect the ... More


Love: Abraham, Moses, and the Meaning of Circumcision

Menachem Kellner and David Gillis (eds)

in Maimonides the Universalist: The Ethical Horizons of the Mishneh Torah

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781906764555
eISBN:
9781800851078
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764555.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The chapter begins with the theme of the Book of Love (Sefer ahavah), constant awareness of God. It elaborates that in the introduction to the Mishneh torah, it states the Book of Love includes all ... More


Classification of Mishneh Torah: Problems Real and Imaginary

Haym Soloveitchik

in Collected Essays: v. 2

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113980
eISBN:
9781800341111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113980.003.0019
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter concerns the Mishneh Torah. The history of Mishneh Torah interpretation has been the history of its interrogation. The chapter describes a tendency in Maimonidean scholarship to sing the ... More


Agriculture: Sanctifying All Human Beings

Menachem Kellner and David Gillis (eds)

in Maimonides the Universalist: The Ethical Horizons of the Mishneh Torah

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781906764555
eISBN:
9781800851078
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764555.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter talks about the seventh volume of the Mishneh torah, the Book of Agriculture or the Book of Seeds (Zera'im), which deals with laws concerning agricultural issues. It includes the seven ... More


Maimonides's View of Christianity

David Novak

in Jewish-Christian Dialogue: A Jewish Justification

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195072730
eISBN:
9780199853410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195072730.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The present legal status of Christianity is presented in this chapter. Maimonides views Christianity together with Islam. For Maimonides, Christianity and Islam are related to Judaism. Maimonides's ... More


Maimonides the Universalist: The Ethical Horizons of the Mishneh Torah

Menachem Kellner and David Gillis

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781906764555
eISBN:
9781800851078
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764555.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Maimonides ends each book of his legal code, the Mishneh torah, with a moral or philosophical reflection, in which he lifts his eyes, as it were, from purely halakhic concerns and surveys broader ... More


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