חוקי התורה ושאלת המוסר הטבעי בהגותו של רבי לוי בן גרשום

Translated title of the contribution: The Commandments of the Torah and Natural Law in the Writings of Gersonides

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Abstract

The aim of this article is to analyze the opinion of Gersonides on natural law. In the first part of the article, we will see that, according to Gersonides, there are rational reasons for all the commandments. Some of these reasons cannot be understood by anyone but Moses because of his higher intellect. By the end of the article, we will see that Gersonides views the commandments of the Torah as eternal, with the exception of certain commandments; through stories, the Torah portrays these commandments as less than ideal and suggests that they will be changed in the future.
Translated title of the contributionThe Commandments of the Torah and Natural Law in the Writings of Gersonides
Original languageHebrew
Pages (from-to)255-275
Number of pages21
Journalמורשת ישראל
Volume19
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2021

IHP Publication

  • ihp
  • Bible -- Criticism, interpretation, etc
  • Commandments (Judaism)
  • Jewish ethics
  • Jewish law
  • Jewish philosophy -- Middle Ages, 500-1500
  • Levi ben Gershom -- 1288-1344
  • Maimonides, Moses -- 1135-1204
  • Natural law
  • טעמי המצוות
  • יהדות ומודרניזם
  • לוי בן גרשום -- 1288-1344
  • מוסר היהדות
  • מצוות (יהדות)
  • משה בן מימון -- 1138-1204
  • משה רבנו
  • משפט המקרא
  • משפט טבעי
  • פילוסופיה יהודית של ימי הביניים
  • פרשנות המקרא

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