This book offers an interpretation of the writings of the Habad Admorim as the reflection of a continuous philosophical tradition, characterized by varied shades and developments. As of now, R. Schneur Zalman of Liadi, R. Shalom Dober Schneerson (the middle Admor), R. Menachem Mendel (Tsemah Tseddek), R. Shmuel Schneerson, R. Shalom Dober Schneerson, R. Yosef Yitzhak Schneerson and R. Menachem Mendel Schneerson are presented as the creators of a theoretical kabbalistic tradition. Central issues in philosophy and in Kabbalah are examined in the light of the philosophal tradition of Habad, and the Habad Admorim's contribution to subjects such as faith, creation, redemption and repentance is uncovered. Habad philosophy's affinity to religious Zionism is discussed along with the events following the last rabbi's death.
Danacode:   110-20159 ISBN:  978-965-226-367-4 Language:   Hebrew Pages:   432 Weight:   1000 gr Dimensions:  17X25 cm Publication Date:   11/2010 Publisher:   Bar-Ilan University Press
This book analyses the attitude of Habad philosophers to Maimonides and their interpretation of Maimonidean doctrines. Maimonides was not viewed by Habad philosophers only as an eminent philosopher and rabbinic sage, but also as one who merited receiving
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