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The Kuzari (compact, 1 volume), hardcover

In Defense of the Despised Faith

by Rabbi N. Daniel Korobkin

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In the 12th century, Yehuda HaLevi authored a classic of world literature when he developed a vibrant dialogue between a Jewish scholar and a ruler from the kingdom of Khazar.

The book, published in Arabic, was called The Kuzari, and it addresses a series of theological, philosophical, and ideological concerns posed by the Khazar king. Among the topics discussed: comparing the Jewish, Christian, and Muslim faiths, the history of the world, origins of the Jewish nation; how God interacts with the physical world, Israel and the nations, the concept of Sabbath, the World to Come, faith, prophecy, astrology, proofs for the existence of a soul, the human intellect, free will, and more.

This edition of The Kuzari offers an accurate, easy-to-read translation of the text along with incisive commentary, an extensive biography of Yehuda HaLevi, and a history of the original Khazar kingdom. The result is a richly-rewarding learning opportunity – one that provides a compelling look at timely answers to timeless questions as they relate to the human condition in a modern world.

Compact edition.


  • ITEM #: 6917
  • Dimensions: 5" x 6.8"
  • ISBN: 978-159826-961-1
  • Weight: 1.3000 lbs
  • Binding: Compact Hard Cover / 723 pages
  • Published by: Feldheim Publishers

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