J. Immanuel Schochet
The Rebbe wouldn’t hear no for an answer. He was very insistent that I do it. We discussed it for about ten or twenty minutes, until I finally said, “Okay, I’ll try.”
The Baal Shem Tov remains a unique personality in Jewish history. His teachings touched the entire Jewish nation, scholarly and unlearned alike.
Rabbi Dr. J. Immanuel Schochet accepts the tribute paid to him and his wife, Rebbetzin Jettie, by the Toronto Jewish community for their lifetime of work.
To avoid wasting the Rebbe’s precious time, I thought that it would be a good idea to write synopses of the letters instead of translating them in their entirety.
Maimonides' response to the contemporary criticism, and even fierce opposition, to his works.
A critical examination of Maimonides' famed idealization of reason and intellect as a theme throughout his works.
An overview of Maimonides' major theological treatise, its objectives, its structure and its historical context.
A description of the style and format Maimonides chose for composing his magnum opus, the complete codex of Jewish law known as Mishneh Torah.
A perspective for understanding the sheer magnitude of Maimonides' accomplishments in codifying the entire body of Jewish law.
Maimonides' early writings, including his Commentary on the Mishnah and his Sefer HaMitzvot.
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