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The Captivating Beauty of the Divine Spark—Breslau and the Reception of Yehuda Halevi’s Sefer Kuzari (1877–1911)

elaborate discussion of the Kuzari is found in Geiger’s lectures on the history of Judaism: Abraham Geiger, Das Judenthum und seine Geschichte , 3 vols., here: vol. 2 (Breslau: Schletter, 1865), 120-122. “Never before has the great significance of Judaism and the Jewish people been expressed more eloquently,” Graetz summarized the Kuzari emphatically, “thoughts and feelings, philosophy and poetry are melded in this original system of Yehuda Halevi, the Castilian, in order to establish a high ideal, representing the point of unification of heaven and earth.” Heinrich

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