Jan 6, 2021

Tabernacle, Sacrifices, and Judaism: Maimonides vs. Nahmanides

This is a very interesting discussion related to how two important Jewish scholars and teachers (Maimonides and Nahmanides) viewed the purposes of the tabernacle and sacrifices. The author, Menachem Kellner argues that basically that, "for Nahmanides and thinkers like him, the purpose of the mishkan (as well as many other aspects of Judaism) is to bring God, as it were, down to earth. For Maimonides, on the other hand, it is the point of all Jewish practices to assist human beings in their striving to raise themselves, as it were, in the direction of God."

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