Hillel Fradkin, "Philosophy and Law: Leo Strauss as a Student of Medieval Jewish Thought," The Review of Politics, Vol. 53, No. 1 (Winter 1991).
It is therefore necessary to try to address not only his contributions to the understanding of medieval Jewish thought but the latter’s role in his general legacy. It is only fair to observe that such a requirement attends the consideration of any portion of Strauss’s scholarship, since the whole of Strauss’s scholarship, far-flung and diverse as it was, was animated by common interests and questions. But Strauss’s researches into medieval Jewish thought were begun as part of his earliest inquiries and thus appear to have a particularly powerful bearing upon the character of those inquiries.