Spinoza, a Jew Who Went Beyond Judaism

By Ze'ev Levy

Eugene Borowitz, December 23, 1977

On the occasion of the 300th yahrtzeit (anniversary of death) of Baruch (Benedict) Spinoza, the author examines Spinoza's philosophy and finds in it strong elements of continuity (despite some obvious differences) with trends in the rabbinic Jewish tradition which preceded Spinoza. Among these elements of continuity is the notion of unity: the author finds in Spinoza's conception of God a kind of extreme monotheism, rejecting not only any division in God, but also rejecting any division between Creator and Created.

Topic: Theology, Philosophy, History, Spirituality, Jewish Text, Religion

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Borowitz, Eugene B.

Volume/Issue: Vol.8/no.144

Page Number(s): 29-32

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Genre: Article

Coverage: The Netherlands

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Levy, Ze'ev. Spinoza, a Jew Who Went Beyond Judaism. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Eugene Borowitz. 23 December 1977: 29-32. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=8918


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