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Epicurus and Apikorsim: The Influence of the Greek Epicurus and Jewish Apikorsim on Judaism

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by Yaakov Malkin 

This book explores the teachings of the Greek philosopher Epicurus, showing their connection with Jewish apikorsim, or heretics, through the centuries. Jews use the term apikorism (named after Epicurus) to mean freedom to choose your own way of life without obligation to obey religious commandments. Epicurus’ non-religious philosophy spread during the Hellenistic period to all Mediterranean cultures, including Judaism.