Steven Nadler

A Fight to the Life: Although they agree on God, Spinoza (left) and Maimonides (right) differ on most points of moment.

Spinoza vs. Maimonides, For the Future of Judaism

What does a 12th-century rabbi in Egypt, arguably the greatest thinker in Jewish history, have in common with a 17th-century Jewish philosopher in Amsterdam who was “expelled from the people of Israel” for “abominable heresies and monstrous deeds” and who would go on to become the most radical philosopher of his time? And what could their philosophical differences and similarities possibly have to do with us, many centuries later?