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Principle 11: Reward and Punishment

Posted May 11, 2016

Rambam presents the principle of reward and punishment. Although he explains this principle in its tradition fashion, in his elaborate commentary on the Mishna, Rambam redefines the idea of reward and punishment in a spiritual manner saying that a belief in physical reward is merely like giving candy to a child. This interpretation was very controversial in the medieval period. In addition, we will explore the understanding of the second paragraph of Shema.
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