HAKUZARI

Arguably one of the Top Ten books on Judaism ever written, “The Kuzari,” by Rabbi Yehuda HaLevi, is universally accepted as a classic of Torah scholarship. Written in the form of a conversation between a Rabbi and a gentile king who is looking to find the true religion, “The Kuzari” lucidly explains the foundations upon which Judaism is based.

HAKUZARI

The Kuzari by Rabbi Yehuda HaLevi

Tranlation and Commentary by Rabbi Chanan Morrison

[Rabbi Chanan Morrison has written extensively on the teachings of Rabbi Kook and Torat Eretz Yisrael. His writings can be found on the website: https://www.ravkooktorah.org/]

Below is a LINK to his introduction to the book and to the life of Rabbi Yehuda HaLevi. Arguably one of the Top Ten books on Judaism ever written, “The Kuzari,”  is universally accepted as a classic of Torah scholarship. Written in the form of a conversation between a Rabbi and a gentile king who is looking to find the true religion, In Part One, “The Kuzari” lucidly explains the foundations upon which Judaism is based. After the Rabbi explains the role of the Jewish People as G-d’s Chosen Nation, who are commanded to be an example to the nations by living a holy national life of Torah in the Land especially chosen and favored by G-d, the King of Kuzar asks: “I understand what you mean about His People, but less so about His Land.” The Rabbi’s explanation can be found in Part Two, “Land of Israel,” beginning on Pg. 40. After the Rabbi’s in-depth dscourse, we skip to the concluion of the book and the Rabbi’s decision to make aliyah to the Chosen Land.

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