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Concepts of G-d in Maimonides and in Tanya

Exploring the divide between Maimonidean rationalism and Chabad mysticism

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Concepts of G-d in Maimonides and in Tanya : Exploring the divide between Maimonidean rationalism and Chabad mysticism

Maimonides is often portrayed as a rationalist who opposed any form of mysticism. Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi is generally seen as a mystic, albeit one of moderate rationalist inclination. A comparative textual reading reveals that these two greats may have far more in common than is usually thought.
Reason and Supra-rationality, Mysticism, Maimonides, Tanya, G-d, Kabbalah & Chassidism
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