People should be reasonable, not moral

By |2012-05-22T04:43:18-07:00May 22nd, 2012|Philosophy, Thoughts|

                                                                                                                                                                By Israel Drazin   In my discussion on “Are intelligent people moral,” I wrote that Moses Maimonides (1138-1204) taught in his Guide of the Perplexed 1:2 that people should work to develop [...]

Who is Gersonides?

By |2011-03-15T09:22:31-07:00February 21st, 2011|Book Reviews, Philosophy, Thoughts|

Torah in the Observatory: Gersonides, Maimonides, Song of Songs                                         By Menachem Kellner Academic Studies Press, 2010, 374 pages   Reviewed by Israel Drazin   Menachem Kellner is one of the most knowledgeable scholars of Maimonides [...]

Maimonides teaches that intellectuals should not be moral

By |2012-05-03T10:33:05-07:00February 18th, 2011|Philosophy, Thoughts|

An Intelligent Person is not Moral                                                                                                       By Israel Drazin       Morals are rules of proper conduct, what is good and what is bad. They inform people how to live a proper and safe [...]

Does the Soul Survive the Body’s Death?

By |2011-03-15T09:34:44-07:00January 16th, 2011|Philosophy, Thoughts|

The Concept of the Soul and the After-Life                                       By                            Israel Drazin   Many people are afraid of death. Although there is no indication, not even a hint, in the Hebrew Bible [...]