This Day in Jewish History 1344: The Medieval Rabbi Who Put Aristotle Before God Passes On

Quoth Levi ben Gerson, also known as Gersonides: ‘The Law cannot prevent us from considering to be true that which our reason urges us to believe.’

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On April 20, 1344, the medieval Talmudist, philosopher, mathematician and astronomer Rabbi Levi ben Gerson died. Alternately known by the acronym of his Hebrew name, Ralbag, and as Gersonides, among other...