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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Explores Divine regulation of the world. With Rabbi Yosef Begun's marginal notes.
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More filters. Sort order. May 08, Lauren rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: someone learning in chevrusa, ba'alei tshuva, people who are religious but don't know why. Shelves: religion , favorites.
Maybe at some point I'll modify this review to try to explain the oneness of G-d, but I think it's probably more worthwhile to go read it yourself. Jan 17, Eli Mandel rated it it was ok Shelves: jewish.
It made for a good read but I kept asking myself "how does he know this? View all 4 comments. Nov 05, Itai rated it it was ok Shelves: hebrew , judaism.
I am working through this classic of Jewish philosophy a bit at a time. Feldheim published Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan z"l's tranlation The complete Hebrew text is also available online. He was an Italian rabbi, philosopher and kabbalist. When, at the you I am working through this classic of Jewish philosophy a bit at a time.
When, at the young age of 20, he started having mystical experiences, the Italian rabbinical community became concerned. Things were just starting to quiet down after the Shabbtai Tsvi debacle. Hoping to head trouble off at the pass, the rabbis in Italy put the nix on Luzzatto teaching kabbalah or writing down his mystical experiences.
He went to Amsterdam in , hoping to find more elbow room. There, he wrote his classic text, "Messilat Yesharim" as well as "Derech Hashem. He earned a living as a diamond cutter.
A number of people in the last year have named "Derech Hashem" as that book. May 14, Steven rated it it was amazing. The 1st of three works that are considered by some a pathway to prophecy. Discuses creation and its parts from a simple understandable kabalistic perspective but contains great truth and poetry. View all 3 comments. Excellent explanation of what is the purpose and reason for God's creation of a man. He explains what needs to be done for the World To Come.
The Essays and Fundamentals in the end are great as well. It's one of those books you go back to as a reference and a guide to remind yourself, what is God's purpose for you! Very Deep! Jan 10, Peter rated it really liked it. Took forever to find, I ironically received this for Christmas from someone who had the good sense to order it. In a way, the prefatory materials were more informative than the text, helping to establish just how rare--and difficult--such a thing as systematic theology is.
The theology itself is, as expected, fascinating, if sadly lacking much in the way of the micro-level in which I'm most interested i. Also, it's refreshing to see a work from Took forever to find, I ironically received this for Christmas from someone who had the good sense to order it.
Also, it's refreshing to see a work from the 18th century arguing that God works more or less like a strategy game designer. May 01, Greg rated it it was amazing Shelves: judaism , mysticism. This is the most systematic statement of traditional Jewish theology. Luzzatto late 17th early 18th century was a mystic, a playwright, and all around polymath. He was excommunicated in his native Padua as a closet Sabbatean.
He settled in Amsterdam. This is one of his later works and is a systematic didactic treatise that covers the foundational principles of Jewish theology and contains man mystical nuggets worth the read. Supposedly this is the book that lays real Judaism straight.
It's anything but straight though. I'm told I have to read it with a Rabbi in order to understand it. But there are too many holes. Still, angels and souls and prophecy and things. Jan 05, Ira Bauman rated it it was amazing. Most books tell of a what a Jew should do. This one tells you what a Jew should think. Moritz rated it really liked it Aug 22, Legato rated it really liked it May 23, Adam Johnstone rated it it was amazing Dec 03, Laurel rated it really liked it May 14, Olivia treloar rated it it was amazing Sep 27, Roger Pearlman rated it it was amazing Jan 04, Jonathan rated it it was amazing Feb 10, Angel rated it it was amazing May 25, Emily Judds rated it it was amazing Oct 07, Sheri Solovyov rated it it was amazing Oct 21, Joel rated it liked it Sep 14, Inanna rated it it was amazing Jun 13, David Maayan rated it it was amazing Jan 16, Ananias Hilario reyes rated it it was amazing Aug 02, Tim Downie rated it it was ok Jan 15, Joshua rated it it was amazing May 29, Sammyz rated it it was amazing Jan 19, Eddy rated it really liked it Jun 17, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
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1. The Way of G-d: Introduction
It is considered one of the quintessential handbooks of Jewish thought. The text covers a vast gamut of philosophical topics in the vast spectrum of classical Judaism's outlook on the world. These topics include: The purpose of creation, the Creator, human responsibility, the spiritual realms, providence, Israel and the nations, astrology, the human soul, theurgy , prophecy, the study of Torah, prayer, and the function of mitzvah observance. All these are brought in a clear flowing structure that builds on previous topics. The text systematizes the basic principles of Jewish belief regarding the existence of God , God's purpose in creation , and the logical consequence of other concepts in Judaism.
Way of God: Derech Hashem (Torah Classics Library) (English and Hebrew Edition)
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