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Rabbi Chanan Morrison grew up in Pennsylvania, and graduated with a B.A. in Mathematics from Yeshiva University (New York). Pursuing advanced Talmudic studies in Jerusalem, he spent the next seven years studying in Jerusalem yeshivot, including the famed Yeshivat Mercaz HaRav, founded by Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook in 1924.
Rabbi Morrison taught Jewish studies for several years in Harrisburg, PA, before returning to Israel. He and his family subsequently settled down in a small community in the Judean Desert.
In an effort to maintain contact with former students, Rabbi Morrison began emailing articles on the weekly Torah portion based on the philosophical writings of Rabbi A. I. Kook. Over the years, this email list grew at a phenomenal rate; it now benefits thousands of readers from all over the world. He is frequently featured on the Torah section of the Israel National News website, and his work can be read on his own website at http://www.ravkooktorah.org.
on Feb. 28, 2012 :
Over the past 900 years, much of the science and Aristotelian philosophy that Rabbi Yehuda HaLevi so valiantly battled against in his classic work "The Kuzari" are no longer relevant. But many of the book's major themes - such as the limitations of human logic, the special mission of the Jewish people, the centrality of the Land of Israel - as well as his brilliant parables - are as important as ever.
The translation, while based on Prof. Hirschfeld's work, underwent a major overhaul; the English is up-to-date and flows. As an ebook, the formatting is clear, and the table of contents is detailed and fully linked. Also included are introductory essays about Rabbi Yehuda HaLevi and the major themes of the book.
This version of "The Kuzari" is definitely the best one currently available as an ebook.
(reviewed the day of purchase)