RABBI MOSHE HAYIM LUZZATTO: THE WAY OF THE LORD – CHAPTER ONE – THE CREATOR, BLESSED
BE HIS NAME
Abstract: This article is another part of the series focused on the life and works of Rabbi Moshe Hayim Luzzatto
(1707—1746; has been known under the acronym RaMHaL), one of the greatest Jewish thinkers.
This part brings the translation of Chapter One (focused on God‘s Existence, truth and boundaries
of human cognitive process) from Luzzatto’s religious philosophical treatise Derekh Ha-Shem (i.e.
The Way of The Lord; usually translated as The Way of God). The author of the translation tries
to clarify RaMHaL’s way of thinking (via commentary as well as a system of comprehensive and
detailed footnotes which takes into account the religious, philosophic, and historic context of Rabbi
Moshe Hayim Luzzatto’s specific approach).
Keywords: Judaism; Moshe Hayim Luzzatto; Knowledge; Philosophy; Kabbalah
THEOLOGICAL REVIEW, Vol. 92, 2021, No. 2, Number of Article 5, p. 201 – 218.