Lawrence Kaplan

Thoroughly Modern Maimonides?: A Rejoinder

To sharpen Stern’s point, we may say that the person who believes God literally gets angry metaphorically angers God.

Thoroughly Modern Maimonides?

Three recent books elucidate what, if anything, Maimonides has to say to us today.

Kashrut and Kugel: Franz Rosenzweig’s “The Builders”

In 1923, Franz Rosenzweig wrote an open letter to Martin Buber on being bound by Jewish law in the modern age. Interestingly, he was just as concerned with minhag (custom) as halakha.


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