Professor Menachem Kellner asks why the Torah begins with the account of creation and discusses the nature and purpose of Torah according to Rashi and Maimonides.
Menachem Kellner is a scholar of medieval Jewish philosophy with a particular focus on the philosophy of Maimonides. He is a retired Professor of Jewish Thought at the University of Haifa and is the founding chair of the Department of Philosophy and Jewish Thought at Shalem College in Jerusalem. He has taught courses in philosophy and religious studies, medieval and modern Jewish philosophy at numerous US universities and the University of Haifa. He is best known for his book Must A Jew Believe Anything?, which was a Koret Jewish Book Award finalist.