Author Archives: Mordecai Plaut

Rabbi Mordecai Plaut is the editor of the recently-published Feldheim edition of Moreh Nevuchim. He lives in Jerusalem.

The Attitude of the Vilna Gaon Towards Moreh Nevuchim

by R. Mordecai Plaut In the Biur HaGra on Yoreh Dei’ah, the Vilna Gaon expressed some serious criticism of philosophy and of the Rambam’s relationship with it. Many believe that this expression characterizes something general about the Gaon’s attitude towards the Rambam and towards his Moreh Nevuchim in particular, which is certainly a philosophic work. I have gathered evidence that ...

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