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Yahuda, , was written around Several abridgments were made of the Hebrew translation, and the work was translated into Arabic, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, and Yiddish. In more recent times it has been translated into English Duties of the Heart , text and translation by M. Hyamson, , German Choboth ha-L'baboth. Lehrbuch der Herzenspflichten , tr.

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Beyond his written works, little is known of his life, except that he served as a rabbinical court judge. In the introduction to this work, Bahya wrote that neither the Talmudists nor the Jewish philosophers had brought the ethical teachings of Judaism into a cohesive system. An English translation of this work can be found here.

The Guide to the Duties of the Heart was intended to be, and became, a popular book among the Jews throughout the world, and parts of it were recited in prayer services during the High Holidays. Adapted from the Jewish Encyclopedia. The pursuit of proper kavanah, the Hebrew term for directed attention, has long concerned Jewish thinkers. While Jews were instrumental in establishing the field of psychology, the Jewish community is not always comfortable dealing with those who suffer from psychiatric conditions.

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Dayyan and philosopher; flourished at Saragossa, Spain, in the first half of the eleventh century. Of his life nothing is known except that he bore the title of dayyan or judge at the rabbinical court. Even the student of the Law was often prompted only by selfish and worldly motives. He was also broad-minded enough to quote frequently the works of non-Jewish moral philosophers, which he used as a pattern. Though he quotes Saadia's works frequently, he belongs not to the rationalistic school of the Motazilites whom Saadia follows, but, like his somewhat younger contemporary, Solomon ibn Gabirol , is an adherent of Neoplatonic mysticism, often closely imitating the method of the Arabian encyclopedists known as "the Brothers of Purity," as has been shown by Kaufmann, "Die Theologie des Bachya ibn Pakuda," pp. He wanted to present a religious system at once lofty and pure and in full accord with reason. Taking the Jewish Confession, "Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God the Lord is One," as a starting-point, the author emphasizes the fact that for religious life it is not so much a matter of the intellect to know God as it is a matter of the heart to own and to love Him.

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Beyond his written works, little is known of his life, except that he served as a rabbinical court judge. In the introduction to this work, Bahya wrote that neither the Talmudists nor the Jewish philosophers had brought the ethical teachings of Judaism into a cohesive system. An English translation of this work can be found here. The Guide to the Duties of the Heart was intended to be, and became, a popular book among the Jews throughout the world, and parts of it were recited in prayer services during the High Holidays. Adapted from the Jewish Encyclopedia. The pursuit of proper kavanah, the Hebrew term for directed attention, has long concerned Jewish thinkers.

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Bahya Ibn Pakudah

Rabbi Saadyah wrote the first Jewish work of philosophy in Rabbi Bachaya wrote the first work of Jewish ethics more than a century later. Rabbi Saadya flourished during the twilight of once glorious Babylonian Jewry; Sephardic Jewry continued its magnificent history in Spain , reflecting the shift from Asia to Europe, where R. Rabbi Bachaya lived in Muslim Spain, probably in Saragossa, and served as a judge, but little else is known about his life. He was thoroughly conversant with the entire Biblical and Talmudical literature and was also master of all the knowledge and science of his day. The first chapter of his work which is devoted to the unity of G-d employs philosophical arguments which some felt were not readily understandable and was skipped over by many students.

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