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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

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Anonymous USA February 25, 2017

I was captivated by your brilliant lecture. Two questions came to mind. What are the pholopsophies of where and how long did G-d "exist" before creation? The other is in relation to the recent scientific findings of the new star and its similarities of its seven planets and orbit. Are there other "worlds" that G-d created or are their existence scientific? Can the genius of Philosophy be expanded due to these new findings? If Maimonides and Rabbi Zalman were alive today I ask you how it would appear in their writings? Just speculating! Reply

Chavah Kwiatkowska Latvia July 8, 2014

Very interesting lecture. Thank you, Dr. Loewenthal! Reply

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