The Kuzari has enthralled generations of Jews and non-Jews alike with its clear-cut presentation of Judaism and its polemics against Greek philosophy, Christianity, Islam and Karaism.
By Rabbi Yehuda HaLevi (circa 1075-1140)
A book defending the Jewish faith. Among the first books composed on Jewish thought.
It is written as the story of the Kazhari king’s conversion to Judaism, with conversations between the king and the Jewish sage concerning the Jewish religion.
He establishes the Divine revelation at Sinai and the unbroken chain of tradition as the basis of our faith, and puts special emphasis on the uniqueness of the people of Israel and the land of Israel, as well as the advantages of practical mitzvot.