“Chizuk Emunah”


Shalom aleichem Rabbi Lauffer. Thank you for answering my last question. In Rabbi Avigdor Miller’s latest q and a email he says “So you might think that the college boys and girls come carrying philosophical books under their arms and Chabad comes to greet them with sefarim like Chizuk Emunah and Kuzari and Moreh Nevuchim and there’s a philosophical encounter.” Which sefer is he referring to when he says “Chizuk Emunah”? Who was the author? Thanks a lot.



  1. I assume that he is referring to the sefer Chizuk Emunah authored by Rebbi Yitzchok bar Avraham. It was first published in the late 1600s (I think in Amsterdam, if I remember correctly). It is an extremely frank rebuttal of Christianity with very strong arguments disproving Christianity’s ridiculous assertions against Judaism.

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