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A major fifteenth century Spanish Jewish philosopher, primarily known for his book of Jewish philosophy — Sefer Haikkarim.

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Cain and Abel in Sefer ha-Ikkarim

This article by Rabbi Sacks z”l states that, according to Sefer ha-Ikkarim, Cain killed Abel as a human sacrifice (believing that that was the best way of paying tribute to Hashem). But the actual ...
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Rav Albo's Sefer HaIkkarim-Maamar 4.30.10

In Rav Albo's Sefer HaIkkarim-Maamar 4.30.10 we read: "The second opinion is that though the perfectly righteous get material reward in this world, yet since their number is small, and the great ...
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Source for Yirmiyahu abolishing the counting of Nisan

The following is found in Sefer HaIkarrim: ומה ששמעו ישראל לירמיה לבטל מנין החדשים מניסן כמו שאמרנו, אפשר שעשו כן משום דאשכוח קרא ודרוש The reason the Israelites obeyed Jeremiah and abolished ...
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Source for statement of the Rabbis to abolish Shabbat?

In Sefer HaIkkarim the following quote appears: וזהו שאמרו שהנביא האומר לעבוד עבודה זרה אפילו לשעה אין שומעין לו. אבל אם יאמר שנחלל שבת או שנעבור על אחת מן המצות בהוראת שעה או בענין שלא יהרוס שרשי ...
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Did Rabbi Joseph Albo say the mitzvoth will be abolished?

According to Rabbi Israel Drazin, the Babylonian Talmud, Nidah 61b, expresses the opinion of Rabbi Joseph: “The mitzvot [commandments] will be abolished in the time to come.” What does this mean? G-d ...
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Does a prophet win halachic debates according to R. Yosef Albo?

In Sefer HaIkkarim 1:18, R. Yosef Albo writes the following: כמו שנזכר בבבא מציעא בענין מחלוקתו של רבי אליעזר שנעקר חרוב ממקומו וחזר אמת המים לאחוריו וזולת זה ואף על פי כן לא קבעו הלכה כדבריו לפי שלא ...
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