Haim (Howard) Kreisel

Ma'aseh Nissim

Perush la-Torah le-Rav Nissim me-Marseilles
Jerusalem: Mekize Nirdamim, 2000

This book is an annotated edition with introduction of the unique philosophic commentary on the Torah by R. Nissim of Marseilles, written at the beginning of the 14th century. In this commentary R. Nissim attempts to show that everything in the Torah, whether tales of miraculous events or commandments that appear to be without a rational foundation, should be understood in accordance with a naturalistic worldview. The first part of the commentary contains a discussion of such diverse topics as articles of faith, providence, prophecy, Mosaic prophecy, the blessings and curses presented in the Torah, and miracles.

515 pages, including introduction, bibliography and indices.


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