S. R. Hirsch on Moses Mendelssohn

What was Mendelssohn’s legacy?

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River of Fire is Allegorical

“From where does the River of Fire originate? From the sweat of the holy creatures.”

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Humble Pi

“Our greatest of sages cannot be regarded as anything other than a disciple of the disciples of former generations.”

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Avoiding Controversy and Strife

“The Torah should not be made into two Torahs.”

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Cruelty to Animals

Causing an animal to suffer is a prohibition of the Torah.

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Wisdom is Torah

The numerical value of “wisdom” equals the number of commandments in the Torah.

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