הרב אהרון ליכטנשטיין והרמב"ן: בין הערצה אישית להשפעה תוכנית

Translated title of the contribution: Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstein and Nahmanides: Between personal Admiration and an Intellectual Influence

I. Hershkowitz

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Abstract

Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstein expressed numerous times his admiration to Nahmanides (Ramban)‪.‪ However, observing his writings reveals that the actual effect of Nahmanides on Rabbi Lichtenstein's works is meager, and cannot compete by any means with that of Maimonides.‪ Moreover, dealing with several fundamental issues within Nahmanides' literary corpus Rabbi Lichtenstein consciously and openly chooses alternative ways to those proposed by Nahmanides.‪ This dissonance is a result of his esteem of Nahmanides' unique contribution to an infrastructure of life in light of the Torah, while he is less impressed by Nahmanides' actual contribution to the forming of an ample rabbinic outlook.‪ Rabbi Lichtenstein learned From Nahmanides the secret of the expansion of the Torah and its ability to contain numerous intellectual worlds - all without exiting the Beit Midrash.‪ Rabbi Lichtenstein insinuates a modern and innovative interpretation of Nahmanides' intellectual stature, while repeatedly expressing reluctance toward some of Nahmanides' major recognized conceptual foundations, as they were known and highly appraised throughout the ages by rabbinic scholars
Translated title of the contributionRabbi Aharon Lichtenstein and Nahmanides: Between personal Admiration and an Intellectual Influence
Original languageHebrew
Pages (from-to)69-82
Journalדעת: כתב עת לפילוסופיה יהודית וקבלה
Volume76
StatePublished - 2014

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