Rambam Bekius

Rambam on Dreams: A Desperate Gambit to Understand "Dream Nidui" (Moreh ha'Nevuchim 3:26)

May 25, 2022 Rabbi Matt Schneeweiss Season 8 Episode 17
Rambam Bekius
Rambam on Dreams: A Desperate Gambit to Understand "Dream Nidui" (Moreh ha'Nevuchim 3:26)
Show Notes

This afternoon (5/25/22), in our Rambam Bekius chavurah, we tried once more to understand the strange case of "dream nidui" - this time, according to the Rambam. We began by reviewing his basic definition of nevuah and what he holds about the imaginative faculty. We then read part of a chapter in the Moreh ha'Nevuchim where he talks about dreams to see if that might help us to understand his halacha. I then gave what I introduced as an intentionally bad sevara. I did this because I wanted to talk about WHY this was a bad sevara, from a methodology standpoint. Although we didn't end up figuring out the Rambam's sevara here, it was still an interesting sugya. We plan on continuing to the next halacha tomorrow (בג"ה).

רמב"ם - משנה תורה: ספר המדע, הלכות תלמוד תורה ז:יב
רמב"ם - פירוש המשניות: סנהדרין, הקדמה לפרק חלק
רמב"ם - פירוש המשניות: אבות, שמונה פרקים פרק א
רמב"ם - משנה תורה: ספר אהבה, הלכות ברכות י:טו

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