Maimonides' Contradictory Positions Regarding the Karaites: A Study in Maimonidean Jurisprudence

Maimonides' Contradictory Positions Regarding the Karaites: A Study in Maimonidean Jurisprudence © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2008 Review of Rabbinic Judaism 11.2 Also available online – www.brill.nl 1 See, e.g., comments of Y. Kapach in the Commentary on M. Hul. 1:2, n. 33; J. Faur, Studies in Rambam’s Mishneh Torah , pp. 136–144 ( Jerusalem, 1978); I. Shailat, Letters and Essays of Moses Maimonides (Maaleh Adumim, 1988), pp. 142, and pp. 668–669; D. Lasker, “The Karaite’s In fl uence on the Rambam,” in Sefunot 68 (2) (1991), pp. 146–149; G. Blidstein, “Maimonides’ Approach to the Karaites,” in Tehumin 8, pp. 501–510 (1987); idem, Authority and Rebellion in Maimonidean Halakhah (Tel-Aviv, 2002), pp. 185–203; Y. Shapira, “The Halakhic Attitude to Karaites— Policy and Halakhic Tradition,” in Bar-Ilan Law Studies 19 (2002), pp. 293–299. 2 See Shailat, ibid. 3 Resp. Rambam (Blau) #265, new translation of Shailat, ibid., 41.2, at p. 612. 4 Resp. Rambam (Blau) #351, new translation of Shailat, Iggerot HaRambam , 41.3, at p. 613. Shailat also mentions Letter F (p. 177 in his edition, and # 242 in Blau’s edition), which similarly evinces an attitude of practical and ideological hostility to Karaitic heresy (concerning a regulation regarding the laws of immersion). 5 Shailat, ibid., pp. 141–142. MAIMONIDES’ http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Review of Rabbinic Judaism Brill

Maimonides' Contradictory Positions Regarding the Karaites: A Study in Maimonidean Jurisprudence

Review of Rabbinic Judaism, Volume 11 (2): 277 – Jan 1, 2008

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© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2008 Review of Rabbinic Judaism 11.2 Also available online – www.brill.nl 1 See, e.g., comments of Y. Kapach in the Commentary on M. Hul. 1:2, n. 33; J. Faur, Studies in Rambam’s Mishneh Torah , pp. 136–144 ( Jerusalem, 1978); I. Shailat, Letters and Essays of Moses Maimonides (Maaleh Adumim, 1988), pp. 142, and pp. 668–669; D. Lasker, “The Karaite’s In fl uence on the Rambam,” in Sefunot 68 (2) (1991), pp. 146–149; G. Blidstein, “Maimonides’ Approach to the Karaites,” in Tehumin 8, pp. 501–510 (1987); idem, Authority and Rebellion in Maimonidean Halakhah (Tel-Aviv, 2002), pp. 185–203; Y. Shapira, “The Halakhic Attitude to Karaites— Policy and Halakhic Tradition,” in Bar-Ilan Law Studies 19 (2002), pp. 293–299. 2 See Shailat, ibid. 3 Resp. Rambam (Blau) #265, new translation of Shailat, ibid., 41.2, at p. 612. 4 Resp. Rambam (Blau) #351, new translation of Shailat, Iggerot HaRambam , 41.3, at p. 613. Shailat also mentions Letter F (p. 177 in his edition, and # 242 in Blau’s edition), which similarly evinces an attitude of practical and ideological hostility to Karaitic heresy (concerning a regulation regarding the laws of immersion). 5 Shailat, ibid., pp. 141–142. MAIMONIDES’

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