13 12, 2017

A mystical view on immortality, resurrection, and the age of the universe

By |2017-12-13T07:11:36-07:00December 13th, 2017|Book Reviews, Thoughts|

  Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan (1934-1983), the author of the mystical book “Immortality, Resurrection, and the Age of the Universe,” was an American Orthodox rabbi who was acclaimed for his many books, about fifty in all, his knowledge of physics, and Jewish mysticism. He worked initially as a physicist, but in 1965, when he was around [...]

28 06, 2011

Startling unconventional opinions by a great thinker

By |2011-07-29T04:43:23-07:00June 28th, 2011|Book Reviews|

Gersonides Judaism within the Limits of Reason By Seymour Feldman The Littman Library, 2010, 254 pages   Levi ben Gershom, Gersonides in Latin, (1288-1344), was one of several great Jewish rationalistic philosophers. He lived in Provence, France, and wrote books on philosophy, science, and Bible commentary. He wasn’t as deep a thinker as Maimonides and [...]