HUSITSKÁ TEOLOGICKÁ FAKULTA UNIVERZITY KARLOVY
HUSSITE THEOLOGICAL FACULTY OF CHARLES UNIVERSITY
RABBI MOSHE HAYIM LUZZATTO: THE WAY OF THE LORD – CHAPTER TWO – PURPOSE OF CREATION
This article is another part of the series focused on the life and works of one of the
greatest Jewish thinkers, Rabbi Moshe Hayim Luzzatto (1707—1746; also known as RaMHaL). This
part brings the translation of Chapter Two (focused on God‘s perfection, the purpose of creation
and the human‘s task in creation) 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 the commentary as well as system of comprehensive and
detailed footnotes which take into account the religious, philosophic and historic context of Rabbi
Moshe Hayim Luzzatto‘s specific approach).
Keywords: Judaism; Moshe Hayim Luzzatto; Creation; Philosophy; Kabbalah
THEOLOGICAL REVIEW, Vol. 92, 2021, No. 4, Number of Article 5, p. 475 – 494.