“In defending Judaism… against the philosophers, Halevi was conscious of defending morality itself and therewith the cause, not only of Judaism, but of mankind at large.”
— Leo Strauss
The great Jewish poet, philosopher, and theologian, Judah ben Samuel Halevi (c. 1075-–1141) was the only son of a wealthy Spanish Jewish family, most likely born in Toledo. Toledo was under Muslim rule until its conquest by the Christian king, Alfonso VI, in 1085, and produced a large number of prominent Jewish scholars, poets, scientists,… [Read More]
The extant writing of the medieval Jewish poet, philosopher and theologian Judah Halevi includes personal letters, as many as a thousand Hebrew poems, and the Kuzari, a seminal philosophical and theological treatise on Judaism written in dialogue form. [Read More]
An introduction to Judah Halevi as a philosophical, Jewish poet.