Let's say a rosh yeshiva were to give a pilpul on a diyuk in the Rambam, and a dignified, turbaned man were to walk in the room, claiming that his name is Moshe ben Maimon, and he is here to protest the contortions through which this rosh yeshiva has been putting his writings.
Let's say the rosh yeshiva would then tell a student, "Bring me the Rambam!
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I want THE Rambam. THE Rambam is the text that has come down to us. Ultimately, when it comes to deciphering what the Rambam himself meant, we have to use our judgement to achieve the most objectively accurate picture possible, based on the specific and broader contexts.
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IMHO this is where post-modernism fails: Ultimately neither objectivity nor subjectivity is ever total. Lawrence's point is, I think, very important for understanding the Rebbe. We must always distinguish between halachic - pshat interpretations and other forms of hermeneutics, which carry a no less valid but very different type of significance. The Rambam and the Rebbe Is there room to question the very premise that there may be something like a "peshat" in the Rambam? Meaning not that peshat must in fact be a kind of drash, but, on a deeper level, that any given peshat unfolds within some "unfolding larger picture.
My question is: On what basis can one assume that what one calls the "peshat of the Rambam" has somehow escaped the gravitational force that keeps any hermeneutic gesture - including peshat - within the finite orbit of a given unfolding picture?
On what basis can one assume that one can actually be free of dogma or - to use a less ugly word - of commitment - or perhaps better still - of a hermeneutically limited massorah? Still, if one will claim that the views of the Rambam are part of and can be assimilated into an unfolding larger picture, OK. But to give the impression that this is the peshat in the Rambam, here my scholarly persona rebels.
Also note that the Rambam himself was certainly NOT a hamonizer. One can harmonize the Rambam with other systems, but one should acknowledge that in doing so he is acting against the Rambam's spirit. An alternate paradigm for a circular temporality I just came across an article describing how time actually separates the individual from his or her own self, the essential "I" is "stretched out between past, present and future". A common thread I'm seeing a common thread developing in the comments here: Michael drew attention to the need to acknowledge the historical or linear component, beginning with the revelation at Sinai and followed by the unfolding of the Torah via the efforts of those who study it, which Rabbi Tzvi alluded to.
At the moment that unfolding seems to be fragmented, but with the ultimate historical event, alluded to by Dr. Lefcoe, the essentially circular - ahistorical - nature of the Torah will be fully manifest. So yes, the structure beyond time will be actualized in time - we will be able to gaze upon all the diverse parts of the Torah's unfolding as a single whole. I can't think of it right now, but I am sure someone here can reference a text where this idea is explicated. For Rabbi Tzvi Yes, a structure beyond time, actualizing into time, over time until " For Dr.
Lefcoe It strikes me that while Prof. Yerushalmi's presentation of Jewish thought as linear seems to be widely accepted, the presentation here is that it is neither circular nor linear nor accumulative, but more like constructing a monolithic structure, in which every detail affects the entire gestalt. Interesting You are using the master's tools to take apart the master's house.
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Not being an expert in the Jewish Studies field, it's hard for me to say how well you are doing, but it's intriuging to see this in any case. In my own work on the Jewish psychology of meditation, I get around the JS tendency to use a literary approach which always tends to separate and analyze texts into historical location, influences etc. Like the time concepts--or absence thereof--of the Hopi Indians, there is a need to respect Judaism's perception of time reflected in its texts, rather than imposing a reductionist, modernist, linear template.
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