The Kuzari was written by Judah Halevi (Spain, – ). Originally Sefer Kuzariספר הכוזרי. מחבר: יהודה 2 English, 3 Hebrew3 עברית, 2 אנגלית. Versions. the kuzari is not in stock right now a new print will be ready in a few weeks you can order the book now and it will be sent when we will have copies. “The Kuzari: In Defense of the Despised Faith” is the first new translation into English of The Kuzari since , annotated and explained based on the classic .

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He provides special appendices for understanding difficult subjects like Hebrew grammar, Greek philosophy which was the science of the timethe international date line, etc.

In the 12th century, Yehuda HaLevi authored a classic of world literature when he developed a vibrant dialogue between a Jewish scholar and a ruler from the kingdom of Khazar. See the Baneth-Ben-Shammai edition, p.

Brill,82, Accordingly, Judah divides all the attributes found in the Bible into three classes: The book is taught in a host of synagogues, with weekly lectures covering most of its five parts, usually by people who do not recognize the problems existing in Halevi’s views.

Leigh Chipman for their assistance. Ben-Gurion University Press,11— Harvard University Press,86— Isadore Twersky Cambridge, MA: The article englush translated from Hebrew by Tamar Liza Cohen.


The rabbi acknowledges the pagan perspective represented by the king, namely the impossibility of contact between the divine and flesh and blood al-bashari. Yehudah Halevi, in short, holds the extreme view that Jews are inherently superior to non-Jews.

Kitab al Khazari

Later, eng,ish the twelfth century, the ideological clash between late paganism and Christianity was a distant echo of a struggle whose winner had long been decided. See also Harry A. SUNY Press, Kogan and Lawrence V.

Macmillan,8: In Defense of the Despised Faith. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.

The Arabic Background of the Kuzari – English Version | Ehud Krinis –

Harvard University Press, Mekize Nirdamim,4, lines 27—28; 92, line 7;line 12;lines 17—19;lines 51—52;lines 36— This English translation originally came out inand is based on the classic Hebrew translation of Ibn Tibbon from the original Arabic. Originally written in Arabicthe book was translated by numerous scholars, including Judah ben Saul ibn Tibboninto Hebrew and other languages.

Brill,87— This fusion, which varied according to climate, gave to matter the potentiality to receive from God a variety of forms, from the mineral, which is the lowest in the scale of creation, to man, who is the highest because of his possessing, in addition to the qualities of the mineralvegetableand animala hylic intellect which is influenced by the active intellect.


Retrieved from ” https: The argument embedded in the words of the englih here is that the conception of ongoing creation, as it leaves no room for the natural order, also leaves no room for that which transgresses that order, i.

Halevi explains the book’s purpose at the outset of his volume.

We are all descendants of Adam and Eve and we are all, not only Jews, created in the tzelem Elohim, “the image of God,” Genesis 1: In his Kuzari 1: There is historical evidence of this distinction, however: Princeton University Press,37, for the use by Muslim writers of the concept of naskh in the framework of interreligious polemic.

Both writers insist that the history of the chosen group, by its very essence, unfolds in a separate channel from that of the nonchosen groups. Mikhail Artamonov Vasily Bartold D.

Tauris,— University of Chicago Press,—17, — The prophets were no more than power-hungry imposters leading the masses astray in their attempts englis incite belief by performing miracles—deeds that were nothing but deceit and trickery.