The Soul of a Jew, the Soul of a Non-Jew: Two Views

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April 29 2010
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Delivered at the RCA Convention in April 2010, this is a shorter version of two other much more lenghty shiurim on the subject which are also on line, under the heading, "Is the Soul of a Jew Superior to the Soul of a Non-Jew?"

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    1. Title: Thanks for the Shiur
      Author: False == 1 ? Anonymous : Michael Millthorn &##44;

      I would be wonderful to have access to the material that contain the sources. Kind regards

    2. Title: The Soul of a Jew, the Soul of a Non-Jew: Two Views
      Author: False == 1 ? Anonymous : Peter Inverso &##44;

      Your thesis entitled "The Soul of a Jew, the Soul of a Non-Jew: Two Views was a blessing to read. I was distraught to say the least after reading some of the statements in the Tanya, as well as the Zohar, regarding the soul of the gentile being inferior. Your thesis was truly a blessing. My question is: Under the heading "The Forced Get" - the very first paragraph I listed below I was a somewhat confused. I read it as though the paragraph was saying that Maimonides was in favor of the Kabbalists. Can you shed some light, perhaps I am just reading it wrong. Your response will be very much appreciated and helpful. Blessings Peter "In order to uphold our thesis that Maimonides does not maintain that the soul of a Jew is superior to a soul of a non-Jew, we must resolve one of his most famous legal decisions that seemingly ends the debate—in favor of the Kabbalists—with Maimonides at their side:"

    3. Title: The Soul of a Jew, the Soul of a Non-Jew: Two Views
      Author: False == 1 ? Anonymous : Peter Inverso &##44;

      Your thesis entitled "The Soul of a Jew, the Soul of a Non-Jew: Two Views was a blessing to read. I was distraught to say the least after reading some of the statements in the Tanya, as well as the Zohar, regarding the soul of the gentile being inferior. Your thesis was truly a blessing. My question is: Under the heading "The Forced Get" - the very first paragraph I listed below I was a somewhat confused. I read it as though the paragraph was saying that Maimonides was in favor of the Kabbalists. Can you shed some light, perhaps I am just reading it wrong. Your response will be very much appreciated and helpful. Blessings Peter "In order to uphold our thesis that Maimonides does not maintain that the soul of a Jew is superior to a soul of a non-Jew, we must resolve one of his most famous legal decisions that seemingly ends the debate—in favor of the Kabbalists—with Maimonides at their side:"

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