If you were God / Immortality and the soul / A world of love

If you were God Immortality and the soul A world of love Three of Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan s notable essays If You Were G d Immortality and the Soul and A World of Love

  • Title: If you were God / Immortality and the soul / A world of love
  • Author: Aryeh Kaplan
  • ISBN: 9781879016132
  • Page: 111
  • Format: Paperback
  • Three of Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan s notable essays If You Were G d, Immortality and the Soul, and A World of Love.

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    1. Born in New York City.Rabbi and Physicist.Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan ZT L was a world well known author In his short lifetime he wrote over over 50 books He was born in the Bronx, New York City, and studied to the local Yeshiva He later continued his training at different Yeshivot in Israel As a graduate student, Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan was described in a scientific Who s Who as the most promising young physicist in America When he decided to devote his overflowing heart and massive intellect to the writing and teaching of traditional Torah values, the Jewish people gained a prolific and brilliant expositor with the uncommon gift of analyzing and presenting the most complex ideas in accessible terms And when he passed away suddenly at the age of 48 with decades of productive activity still ahead of him, Jewry lost a priceless, irreplaceable treasure.Aryeh Kaplan left a legacy of the thousands of people whom he touched and elevated, and of the scores of books and papers that flowed from his pen The Aryeh Kaplan Reader is a collection of his essays reflecting the broad range of his interest and genius From biography to Kabbalah, from contemporary movements to cosmic speculation, Aryeh Kaplan was at home His writing is original and incisive But most of all, it is always clear and to the point Every appetite for Jewish themes will be whetted and satisfied by this book True, to read this collection is to feel a keen sense of loss at the premature passing of a bright star in the Jewish literary firmament But it is an intensely satisfying experience as well, because this book is crammed with substance and enlightenment We put it down enriched by the intellectual company of Aryeh Kaplan, and grateful for this gift he left behind He died in 1983 at the young age of 48 years May his memory be for a blessingphardicstudies kapla

    2. Excelente libro con explicaciones básicas y a la vez profundas del sentido de la vida, y las reglas/leyes de este juego.Kaplan utiliza referencias de cientos de libros y comentarios sagrados, que evidencian un conocimiento tremendo.

    3. [This review also appears on FingerFlow, a site for review and discussion of creative works.]If You Were God is a short book containing three works by the late Aryeh Kaplan.The first, "If You Were God," is a short thought experiment where Kaplan asks the reader to imagine an island with several tribes of violent natives. The reader's assignment is figure out a way to improve life on the island without revealing him/herself. Armed with the latest surveillance, weather-controlling and telepathic t [...]

    4. Lindo libro que usaré para una actividad con señoras para el Tikún de Hoshanáh Rabá. Se podría utilizar con adolescentes también. El autor trae una propuesta hipotética aceca del gobernante anónimo de una isla con diferentes tribus. Se da la consigna de que deben: mejorar la sociedad, enseñar a vivir en armonía y a reducir el sufrimiento y crear una sociedad sana. Luego, el autor relata diferentes problemas reales a los que se encuentra esa sociedad y cuales serían soluciones posible [...]

    5. This book was referred to me by a rabbi in answer to my question of why there needs to be a "chosen people". I found it to be very helpful--especially the first article. The remaining articles were also interesting. It's especially interesting to hear the Jewish perspective on God.

    6. I did not like this book because it really was meant for beginners to philosophical thoughts about G-d. I may have been the wrong audience and it may be a good book for the right audience.

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