Rav Chaim Navon

Chaim Navon is the rav of Kehilat Shimshoni (Modi’in). He teaches Gemara and Jewish thought in Midreshet Lindenbaum and the Herzog College (Yeshivat Har Etzion). He writes a weekly column for Mekor Rishon and has written six books on Jewish topics and two novels. His books include Caught in the Thicket: An Introduction to the Thought of Rav Soloveitchik, Genesis and Jewish Thought (English); A Bridge for Jacob’s Daughters: The Status of Women in Jewish Law; Between Past and Future; and Eve Did Not Eat an Apple: 101 Common Mistakes in Judaism. Rav Navon studied at Yeshivat Har Etzion from 1992 to 2004 and received his rabbinic ordination from the Chief Rabbinate of Israel and Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstein. He received a master’s degree in Jewish thought from the Hebrew University.

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Rav Chaim Navon Shiur #24: Punishment for Sins In his explanation of the reasons for mitzvot, the Rambam also discusses the various punishments set forth in the Torah. Intro to the Guide of the Perplexed
Rav Chaim Navon Shiur #25: “The Way of the Majority”: Is the Torah Suited to Everyone? Chapter thirty-four of Book III of the Guide is extremely short. Nevertheless, its content has given rise to considerable controversy, continuing to our own times. Intro to the Guide of the Perplexed
Rav Chaim Navon Shiur #26: The Parable of the Palace and the Special Duties of Those who Attain Truths In the next few shiurim we will examine the final four chapters of the Guide (Book III, chapters 51-54), which are of special importance for understanding the Rambam's way of thinking. Intro to the Guide of the Perplexed
Rav Chaim Navon Shiur #27: The Spiritual World of Those who Attain Truths In the previous shiur we saw that in chapter fifty-one of Book III, the Rambam draws a sharp distinction between the spiritual world of the masses, who are meant to occupy themselves with the acquisition of knowledge, and the spiritual world of the exalted individuals who have attained truths. Intro to the Guide of the Perplexed
Rav Chaim Navon Shiur #28: Kindness, Righteousness and Justice: Is Supreme Perfection Reflected in Knowledge or in Moral Action? We will conclude our study of the Guide with an examination of a subject that occupies a central place in chapters fifty-three and fifty-four. Intro to the Guide of the Perplexed
Rav Chaim Navon Shiur #29: The Rambam's Teachings for Our Generation We shall conclude our journey through the Guide of the Perplexed by considering the relevance of the Rambam's teaching for our era. Intro to the Guide of the Perplexed
Rav Chaim Navon The Role of Halakha in Religious Life Philosophy of Halakha
Rav Chaim Navon The Role of Halakha in Religious Life Part 2 Philosophy of Halakha
Rav Chaim Navon Halakha and Custom Philosophy of Halakha
Rav Chaim Navon Halakha and Morality Philosophy of Halakha
Rav Chaim Navon Halakha and Morality Part 2 Philosophy of Halakha
Rav Chaim Navon Justice and Righteousness Philosophy of Halakha
Rav Chaim Navon Justice and Righteousness Part 2 Philosophy of Halakha
Rav Chaim Navon The Motivation for Instituting Changes in Halakha Philosophy of Halakha
Rav Chaim Navon The Motivation for Instituting Changes in Halakha Part 2 Philosophy of Halakha
Rav Chaim Navon The Motivation for Instituting Changes in Halakha Part 3 Philosophy of Halakha
Rav Chaim Navon The Motivation for Instituting Changes in Halakha Part 4 Philosophy of Halakha
Rav Chaim Navon Punishment Philosophy of Halakha
Rav Chaim Navon Punishment Part 2 Philosophy of Halakha
Rav Chaim Navon Torah and Ancient Near-Eastern Law Philosophy of Halakha
Rav Chaim Navon Torah and Ancient Near-Eastern Law Part 2 Philosophy of Halakha
Rav Chaim Navon The Place of Torah Study in the Worship of God Philosophy of Halakha
Rav Chaim Navon The Place of Torah Study in the Worship of God Part 2 Philosophy of Halakha
Rav Chaim Navon Study and Action Philosophy of Halakha
Rav Chaim Navon Occupation in Torah and Knowlege of Torah Philosophy of Halakha

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