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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!
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
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.