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Chanan Gafni

confused notions about particular subjects. See: Moses Maimonides, Guide of the Perplexed 1:71. But Maimonides was not the sole medieval Jewish scholar to adopt this stance. A similar approach was taken by Judah Ha-Levi (1075-1141) in his Kuzari and by Joseph Albo (1388-1444) in Sefer Ha-Ikkarim (Book of Principles). Ha-Levi and Albo did not just point out the problematic nature of a written tradition but also emphasized the qualities of oral transmission. Unlike a written document, which is subject to conflicting interpretations, an oral tradition, delivered