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CRITICAL NOTICES 17I 

note 1, for D*W read Din— P. 10, 1. 16, read WW (=my) — P. 17, 
1. 22, read ftirr — P. 21, 1. 10, for »3»33 read TOJ?33— P. 23, last line 
but one, for NVW1 read NVin (this error, Ninn for NVtfl after pKn, 
occurs again very often, and seems to be based on the MS.). — 
P. 28, 1. 23. Before DB71 supply p.— P. 30, 1. 15, for VOD read J>\JD. 
—P. 33, 1. 25, for D'asnn read tqtfn — P. 35, 1. 17, for d!?32 read 
D^33.— P. 54, 1. 25, for V read TO —P. 55, 1. 21, for HJy read .1|^. 
—P. 56, 1. 19, for 1VV read 1J)" pE).— P. 58, L 1, for D*vrnn read 

D^nvnn (cf. p. 72, l. 26, nwron rwonni ; p. 79, 1. 1, onn-u 

D^n'nan).— P. 62, 1. 20, for m^Un read n^13n.— P. 64, 1. 6 from 
bottom, for VJIOO read WBD; for IJ^NO read WKD.— -lb., 1. 2 from 
bottom, for T1313D read W:M3D.— P. 67, 1. 19, for njrfiVl read npTO. 

—p. 68, 1. 6, for niaisn read maipn.— p. 81, 1. 4, for n^-nron MYJil 

read D^TTOi! Qniln — P. 85, 1. 1, for nniton read iniN"13.— P. 88, 

1. 5, for rmnnn read nmunn— P. 102, 1. 1, for mvn read nbo.— 

P. 122, 1. 7, for mown read n^DSHI (plur. of TOX).— P. 124, 1. 7, 
for •bm read lS»K1.— P. 138, 1. 23, for npDSt? read npDWt?.— P. 143, 
1. 2, for D^SO read fit&l.— P. 150, 1. 7, for DWD read OnHD.— P. 163, 
1. 19, for nyonn read HNyonn.— P. 165, 1. 25. The editor does not 
understand the words fUVOn mj?0 pip Nin nny "O and puts an 
interrogation mark. But for JTIJJO we must read mj;D ; the words 
mean : flVlJ? (Deut. vi. 20) is plural of iYIJjf (Gen. xxxi. 52). 

The second part of the work will contain Ibn Kaspi's sp3? *pl?0 : 
a running commentary on the Pentateuch, which is closely connected 
with the work in the first part. May the efforts of the diligent and 
self-sacrificing editor on behalf of the publication of Ibn Kaspi's 
works be attended with fruitful results! 

W. Bacheb. 
Budapest, June, 1905. 



DK. LEVY'S MAIMONIDES. 

La Mitaphysique de Maimonide, par Louis-Gekmain Levy, Eabbin 
de Dijon, Docteur es lettres. Dijon, Imprimerie Barbier-Marilier, 
1905. Pp. 149. 

Considebing Maimonides' colossal services in the orderly arrange- 
ment and systematization of Rabbinic thought, it seems a strange 
irony of fate that his own philosophic masterpiece should need 



172 THE JEWISH QUARTERLY REVIEW 

similar re-arrangement and systematization. And granted that such 
re-arrangement and abridgement were desirable for some purposes, 
Dr. Levy's monograph may be recommended as a useful and very 
readable summary of the philosophy of Maimonides. Those who 
have not the time or inclination to attack the Guide for the Perplexed, 
will find here a reliable account of the salient features of the cosmic 
and religious philosophy of our greatest mediaeval thinker. Students 
of the Guide may also welcome this compendium, the value of which 
is considerably enhanced by constant references to sources. The 
subjects are treated in the following order :— Preparation a la 
metaphysique (notions metaphysiques generates) ; Dieu (existence 
de Dieu, nature de Dieu) ; le Monde (le monde superieur, le monde 
inferieur, la creation) ; Rapports de Dieu avec le monde (omniscience, 
providence, finalite, le probleme du mal, le miracle) ; l'Ame (con- 
naissance, prophetie, liberte et immortalite). A full bibliography is 
also given. 

A. Wolf. 



DR. MENDES' JEWISH RELIGION. 

The Jewish "Religion Ethically Presented, by H. Peeeiea Mendes. 
New York, 1905. Pp.188. 

"Ethically presented" is a provoking superfluity in the title of 
a book on Judaism. The phrase only invites misapprehension by 
suggesting that the Jewish religion may also be presented otherwise 
than ethically. It would have been far better if the subject had been 
more " logically " presented. The ethical side of Judaism can take 
care of itself; no accurate account of it can be anything except 
ethical. But logical treatment, let alone loftiness of style, that is 
another matter. This is where the book before us is very disap- 
pointing. Unnecessary repetitions, extravagant fancies, and inexact- 
ness of language all betray this radical weakness. It seems not 
improbable that by " ethically " the author meant " homiletically," 
for the book has all the features of a certain class of homilies. The 
book, however, contains a rich store of Bible texts, which may be 
turned to good account; but care must be taken to avoid an 
occasional mistranslation or misapplication (e. g. on p. 125, Hos. 
xiii. 14 is adduced in support of immortality). A " Jewish Glossary " 
forms a somewhat significant appendix. 

A. Wolf.